ALMA and VLA Images of AT2018cow

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Credit: Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; R. Margutti, W.M. Keck Observatory; Ho, et al.

ALMA and VLA images of the mysterious new type of cosmic blast, AT2018cow at left. Visible-light image of outburst in its host galaxy at right. Images not to same scale. Images of the blast itself do not indicate its size, but are the result of its brightness and the characteristics of the telescopes.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/alma-and-vla-images-of-at2018cow/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
AT2018cow
Subject - Local Universe
Cosmology > Phenomenon > Gamma Ray Burst

Distance

Universescale3
200,000,000 light years

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red ALMA Millimeter -
Arrow_left_blue VLA Radio -
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_nrao18cb25_fits-1_small
Subject Category
C.6.2.2  
Subject Name
AT2018cow
Credits
Sophia Dagnello, NRAO/AUI/NSF; R. Margutti, W.M. Keck Observatory; Ho, et al.
Release Date
Lightyears
2E+08
Redshift
2E+08
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/alma-and-vla-images-of-at2018cow/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, VLA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Red, Blue
Band
Millimeter, Radio
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery_nrao18cb25_fits-1_small
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2019-01-14T10:24:37-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
200,000,000 light years