Gone but not forgotten

Esahubble_potw2403a_1024

esahubble_potw2403a January 15th, 2024

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Filippenko

This image features a relatively small galaxy known as UGC 5189A, which is located about 150 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. This galaxy was observed by Hubble to study a supernova explosion in 2010 known as SN 2010jl. This particular supernova was notable for having been an exceptionally luminous supernova event. In fact, over a period of three years, SN 2010jl released at least 2.5 billion times more visible energy alone than our Sun emitted over the same timeframe across all wavelengths.  Even after supernovae have faded to non-observable levels, it can still be of interest to study the environments where they occurred. This can provide astronomers with valuable information: supernovae can take place for a variety of reasons, and understanding the environments in which they took place can help improve our understanding of the conditions necessary for them to be triggered. Furthermore, follow-up studies after supernovae can improve our understanding of the immediate aftermath of such events, from their potent effects on the gas and dust around them, to the stellar remnants they leave behind. To this end, UGC 5189A has been observed many times by Hubble since 2010. This image is from data collected in three of the latest Hubble studies of UGC 5189A, which also examined several other relatively nearby galaxies that recently hosted supernovae — ‘relatively nearby’, in this context, meaning roughly 100 million light years away. [Image Description: A galaxy that is flat and misshapen. Above and on its right it is covered by plumes of shining gas and dust, while its centre and left side are more dim and patchy. A trail of dark, dim dust stretches from below the galaxy up and off to the left, where there are three more bright patches. The background around the galaxy is quite dark, with only a few small background galaxies and one star visible.] Links Pan: Gone but not forgotten

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/potw2403a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
UGC 5189A
Esahubble_potw2403a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 42m 53.3s
DEC = 9° 29’ 31.7”
Orientation
North is 90.0° CW
Field of View
2.1 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Leo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (U) 336.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (U) 336.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Green
Red
Esahubble_potw2403a_1280
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ID
potw2403a
Subject Category
Subject Name
UGC 5189A
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Filippenko
Release Date
2024-01-15T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/potw2403a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
U, U, I, I
Central Wavelength
336, 336, 814, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
145.72195765531777, 9.492145049437323
Reference Dimension
3225.0, 2986.0
Reference Pixel
1612.5, 1493.0
Scale
-1.110277820139957e-05, 1.110277820139957e-05
Rotation
-89.980000000000089
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
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
potw2403a
Metadata Date
2023-12-21T22:48:40+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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