Third appearance of the Refsdal supernova

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esahubble_heic1525a December 16th, 2015

Credit: NASA & ESA and P. Kelly (University of California, Berkeley)

This image composite shows the search for the supernova, nicknamed Refsdal, using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The image to the left shows a part of the the deep field observation of the galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+2223 from the Frontier Fields programme. The circle indicates the predicted position of the newest appearance of the supernova. To the lower right the Einstein cross event from late 2014 is visible. The image on the top right shows observations by Hubble from October 2015, taken at the beginning of observation programme to detect the newest appearance of the supernova. The image on the lower right shows the discovery of the Refsdal Supernova on 11 December 2015, as predicted by several different models.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1525a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
MACS J1149+2223
Subject - Distant Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) -
Esahubble_heic1525a_1280
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ID
heic1525a
Subject Category
D.3.1.8  
Subject Name
MACS J1149+2223
Credits
NASA & ESA and P. Kelly (University of California, Berkeley)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1525a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Frontier Fields
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
1182.0, 678.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1525a
Metadata Date
2017-02-16T16:07:37.619691
Metadata Version
1.1
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