Light continues to echo three years after stellar outburst

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esahubble_heic0503a February 3rd, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0503a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
V838 Mon
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula
Esahubble_heic0503a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 7h 4m 5.1s
DEC = -3° 50’ 48.6”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
2.8 x 2.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Monoceros

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_heic0503a_1280
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ID
heic0503a
Subject Category
B.4  
Subject Name
V838 Mon
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)
Release Date
2005-02-03T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0503a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, V, B
Central Wavelength
814, 606, 435
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
106.021382008, -3.84682151557
Reference Dimension
3400.0, 3382.0
Reference Pixel
1700.0, 1691.0
Scale
-1.39184230907e-05, 1.39184230907e-05
Rotation
0.15999999999999998
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0503a
Metadata Date
2005-02-01T17:07:13+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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