GRB 060505

Three-colour image (B, V, and R-band) of the gamma-ray burst observed on 5 May 2006, GRB 060505, with FORS on the VLT. The galaxy is a spiral galaxy at a distance of 1,300 million light-years. The yellow arrow on the zoomed-in image (ESO Press Photo eso0649) shows where the star exploded, namely in a star-forming region in one of the spiral arms of the galaxy.

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About the Image

Id:eso0649b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2006
Related releases:eso0649
Size:1931 x 1620 px

About the Object

Name:GRB 060505
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=0.089 (redshift)
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 7 4.02
Position (Dec):-27° 48' 56.99"
Field of view:6.45 x 5.41 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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