GRB 060614

Three-colour (V, R, and I-bands) image of the gamma-ray burst GRB 060614 as observed with FORS on ESO's Very Large Telescope. The gamma-ray burst is seen in the upper middle of the image. The two images were taken at different times: left, on the night of 15 June 2006 (1.7 days after the burst), and right, during the nigth of 16 Jul 2006 (33 days after the GRB). The gamma-ray burst has clearly faded away very quickly between these two epochs. The host galaxy is very faint and hardly visible on these images.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0649a
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2006
Related releases:eso0649
Size:419 x 164 px

About the Object

Name:GRB 060614
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=1.7 (redshift)

Image Formats

Großes JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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1280x1024
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1600x1200
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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