Gamma ray burst 971214

Esahubble_opo9817b_500

esahubble_opo9817b May 6th, 1998

Credit: S. G. Djorgovski and S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team, and W. M. Keck Observatory

Images of the GRB 971214 field, obtained with the W.M. Keck 10-meter telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. The image on the left shows the visible-light afterglow of the burst (marked with an arrow), obtained about two days after the burst, while it was still relatively bright. The image on the right shows the same field as seen about two months later, after the burst afterglow has faded away, revealing a faint galaxy at its position (also marked with an arrow). The measurement of its distance shows it to be some 12 billion light years away (assuming the current best guess of the age of the universe of about 14 billion years).

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9817b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Gamma Ray Burst GRB 971214
Subject - Distant Universe
Cosmology » Phenomenon » Gamma Ray Burst
Esahubble_opo9817b_1280
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ID
opo9817b
Subject Category
D.6.2.2  
Subject Name
Gamma Ray Burst, GRB 971214
Credits
S. G. Djorgovski and S. R. Kulkarni (Caltech), the Caltech GRB Team, and W. M. Keck Observatory
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9817b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
800.0, 518.0
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
opo9817b
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T17:22:26.017573
Metadata Version
1.1
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