A strange Supernova with a gamma-ray burst

The image shows a colour composite of three images obtained with the EMMI multi-mode instrument at the ESO 3.58-m New Technology Telescope (NTT) at La Silla on May 4, 1998. The short exposures were obtained through V (green), R (red) and I (near-infrared) filtres. The new supernova, SN 1998bw, is the very bright, bluish star at the center (indicated with an arrow), located on an arm of spiral galaxy ESO 184-G82 . There are several other galaxies in the field.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9847a
Type:Collage
Release date:15 October 1998
Related releases:eso9847
Size:2908 x 2792 px

About the Object

Name:ESO184-G82, SN 1998bw
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Early Universe : Galaxy
Distance:120 million light years
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
New Technology Telescope
Optical
R
New Technology Telescope
Infrared
I
New Technology Telescope

 

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