First Visible Light From GRB 050709

First image in the visible (more precisely here, in the so-called R-band) of a short gamma-ray burst. The image was taken with the Danish 1.5-m telescope and the DFOSC camera at La Silla on 11 July 2005. It shows the gamma-ray burst to be situated on the edge of a low-redshift galaxy.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0533a
Type:Observation
Release date:6 October 2005
Related releases:eso0533
Size:2400 x 2396 px

About the Object

Name:GRB 050709
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Gamma Ray Burst
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=0.16 (redshift)
Constellation:Grus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 1 27.02
Position (Dec):-38° 58' 39.92"
Field of view:1.98 x 1.97 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 45.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Danish 1.54-metre telescope
DFOSC

 

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