Hubble photographs home of farthest fast radio burst (clean image)

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esahubble_heic2402c January 9th, 2024

Credit: NASA, ESA, STScI, Alexa Gordon (Northwestern University)

A Hubble Space Telescope image of the host galaxy of an exceptionally powerful Fast Radio Burst, FRB20220610A. Hubble’s sensitivity and sharpness reveals a compact group of multiple galaxies that may be in the process of merging. They existed when the Universe was only 5 billion years old. FRB 20220610A was first detected on June 10, 2022 by the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) radio telescope in Western Australia, and confirmed to come from a distant origin by the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile. [Image description: This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a field of blue, red, orange, yellow and white distant galaxies against the black backdrop of space.]

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2402c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Esahubble_heic2402c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 23h 24m 20.6s
DEC = -33° 30’ 33.8”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.6 x 1.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Sculptor

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Red
Esahubble_heic2402c_1280
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ID
heic2402c
Subject Category
Subject Name
Credits
NASA, ESA, STScI, Alexa Gordon (Northwestern University)
Release Date
2024-01-09T21:15:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2402c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Red
Band
Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
V, H
Central Wavelength
606, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
351.0858769867313, -33.50938338094551
Reference Dimension
2377.0, 1752.0
Reference Pixel
1188.5, 876.0
Scale
-1.09948543072412e-05, 1.09948543072412e-05
Rotation
0.039999999999989364
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2402c
Metadata Date
2024-01-02T10:55:24-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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