GRB 990510

Eso_eso9926g_500

eso_eso9926g May 18th, 1999

Credit: Universitaets-Sternwarte Goettingen/FORS Consortium

The object of study is the remnant of a mysterious cosmic explosion far out in space, first detected as a gigantic outburst of gamma rays on May 10. Gamma-Ray Bursters (GRBs) are brief flashes of very energetic radiation they represent by far the most powerful type of explosion known in the Universe and their afterglow in optical light can be 10 million times brighter than the brightest supernovae. The May 10 event ranks among the brightest one hundred of the over 2500 GRB's detected in the last decade. This is a visual image of the sky field around GRB 990510 (here denoted "OT"), as obtained with the VLT ANTU telescope and FORS1 on May 18 UT during a 20 min exposure in 0.9 arcsec seeing conditions. The reproduction is in false colours to better show differences in intensity. North is up and east is left.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9926g/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
GRB 990510
Subject - Distant Universe
Cosmology » Phenomenon » Gamma Ray Burst

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_pseudocolor Very Large Telescope (FORS1) Optical (V) -
Eso_eso9926g_1280
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ID
eso9926g
Subject Category
D.6.2.2  
Subject Name
GRB 990510
Credits
Universitaets-Sternwarte Goettingen/FORS Consortium
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso9926g/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Redshift distance from: http://www.aanda.org/index.php?option=com_article&access=standard&Itemid=129&url=/articles/aa/full/2008/42/aa10545-08/aa10545-08.html
Facility
Very Large Telescope
Instrument
FORS1
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Optical
Bandpass
V
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
1200
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
453.0, 585.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso9926g
Metadata Date
2017-09-11T17:07:19.140608
Metadata Version
1.1
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