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 1300 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.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0649c
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2006
Related releases:eso0649
Size:300 x 284 px

About the Object

Name:Gamma-ray burst, GRB 060505
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
• Unspecified : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
Distance:z=0.089 ()

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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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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