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First close look at gamma-ray burst host galaxy ESO 184-G82

First close look at gamma-ray burst host galaxy ESO 184-G82


Date: 27 June 2000
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: ESO 184-G82, GRB 980425, SN 1998bw
Copyright: ESA, Stephen Holland (Danish Centre for Astrophysics with the HST), Jens Hjorth, Johan Fynbo (University of Copenhagen)

The galaxy ESO 184-G82 was host to a combined gamma-ray burst and supernova explosion seen first time in 25 April 1998. The galaxy is a barred spiral of type SBbc which is a loosely wound spiral galaxy with a central bar. These galaxies are typically star-forming, and this galaxy is no exception. In its spiral arms large clumps of star-forming regions are visible.

This Hubble observation was carried out 12 June 2000. The field of view of the image is 45 × 35 arcseconds.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
30-Jul-2021 05:15 UT

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