The dwarf galaxy UGC 5189A, site of the supernova SN 2010jl

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the irregular dwarf galaxy UGC 5189A. This star-forming galaxy was the site of the bright supernova SN 2010jl. VLT observations of this supernova have shown that these cosmic dust factories make their grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion, but continuing long afterwards.

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About the Image

Id:eso1421b
Type:Observation
Release date:9 July 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1421
Size:1060 x 1074 px

About the Object

Name:UGC 5189A
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 42 53.18
Position (Dec):9° 29' 34.07"
Field of view:1.77 x 1.80 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet300 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared814 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

 

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