Hidden Galaxy Home of GRB (Unannotated)

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.

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:noirlab2218c
Type:Observation
Release date:July 26, 2022, 8 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2218
Size:1532 x 779 px

About the Object

Constellation:Capricornus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 57 28.71
Position (Dec):-20° 43' 55.32"
Field of view:4.09 x 2.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 271.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

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
Infrared
Ks
2.2 μmGemini South
FLAMINGOS 2