Record-breaking Gamma-Ray Burst Caught With Gemini (no annotations)

Thanks to a fast reaction by observers and staff, near-simultaneous observations were made of GRB221009A from Gemini South in Chile. The image is a combination of 4 exposures in I, J,H, K with two instruments taken in the morning of Friday 14 October 2022.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. O'Connor (UMD/GWU) & J. Rastinejad & W Fong (Northwestern Univ)
Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller, M. Zamani & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2224b
Type:Observation
Release date:Oct. 14, 2022, 11:19 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2224
Size:2480 x 1600 px

About the Object

Name:GRB221009A
Constellation:Sagitta
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):19 13 3.48
Position (Dec):19° 46' 23.48"
Field of view:3.70 x 2.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical


Colors & filters

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