X-shooter spectra montage of kilonova in NGC 4993

This montage of spectra taken using the X-shooter instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope shows the changing behaviour of the kilonova in the galaxy NGC 4993 over a period of 12 days after the explosion was detected on 17 August 2017. Each spectrum covers a range of wavelengths from the near-ultraviolet to the near-infrared and reveals how the object became dramatically redder as it faded.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/E. Pian et al./S. Smartt & ePESSTO

Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso1733j
Tegund:Skýringarmynd
Útgáfudagur:Okt 16, 2017, 16:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1917, eso1733
Stærð:1421 x 2999 px

Um fyrirbærið

Tegund:Local Universe : Star : Type : Variable
Flokkur:Stars

Myndasnið

Stór JPEG
433,2 KB

Þysjanleg


Bakgrunnsmynd

1024x768
128,4 KB
1280x1024
171,1 KB
1600x1200
193,6 KB
1920x1200
194,3 KB
2048x1536
248,3 KB

 

Sjá einnig