Hidden Galaxy Home to GRB

This image captured by the Gemini North telescope reveals the previously unrecognized galactic home of the gamma-ray burst identified as GRB 151229A. Astronomers calculate that this burst, which lies in the direction of the constellation Capricornus, occurred approximately 9 billion years ago.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:noirlab2218b
Type:Collage
Release date:July 26, 2022, 8 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2218
Size:1520 x 1518 px

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BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
i
780 nmGemini South
GMOS-S
Optical
z
925 nmGemini South
GMOS-S
Infrared
J
1.25 μmGemini South
FLAMINGOS 2
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Ks
2.2 μmGemini South
FLAMINGOS 2