Hidden Galaxy Home of GRB (Unannotated)

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noirlab_noirlab2218c July 26th, 2022

Credit: International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAAcknowledgment: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab) 

Unannotated image of the region of the sky surrounding a recently identified galaxy that was found to be the home of GRB 151229A, a short gamma-ray burst. Astronomers calculate that this burst, which lies in the direction of the constellation Capricornus, occurred approximately 9 billion years ago.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2218c/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
GRB 151229A
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 57m 28.7s
DEC = -20° 43’ 55.3”
Orientation
North is 271.0° CCW
Field of View
4.1 x 2.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Capricornus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Gemini-S (FLAMINGOS 2) Infrared (Ks) 2.2 µm
Yellow Gemini-S (FLAMINGOS 2) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Green Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (z) 925.0 nm
Blue Gemini-S (GMOS-S) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Yellow
Green
Blue
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ID
noirlab2218c
Subject Category
Subject Name
GRB 151229A
Credits
International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAAcknowledgment: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab) 
Release Date
2022-07-26T08:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2218c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South, Gemini South
Instrument
FLAMINGOS 2, FLAMINGOS 2, GMOS-S, GMOS-S
Color Assignment
Red, Yellow, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ks, J, z, i
Central Wavelength
2200, 1250, 925, 780
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
329.369616855, -20.7320336072
Reference Dimension
1532.0, 779.0
Reference Pixel
766.0, 389.5
Scale
-4.44432222663e-05, 4.44432222663e-05
Rotation
270.96000000000009
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noirlab2218c
Metadata Date
2022-07-19T02:49:23+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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