Hubbles view on lensed supernova

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esahubble_heic1710c April 20th, 2017

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

The supernova iPTF16geu exploded at a distance corresponding to a time 4.3 billion years ago. It could only be detected because a foreground galaxy lensed the light of the explosion, making it 50 times brighter for observers on Earth. It also caused the supernova to appear in four distinct places on the sky, surrounding the lensing galaxy in the foreground.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1710c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
iPTF16geu
Subject - Distant Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Optical (B) 475.0 nm
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Esahubble_heic1710c_1280
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ID
heic1710c
Subject Category
D.3.1.8  
Subject Name
iPTF16geu
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1710c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, B
Central Wavelength
814, 625, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
718.0, 718.0
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
heic1710c
Metadata Date
2017-04-10T14:37:56+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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