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April 7, 2011 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-10

NASA Telescopes Join Forces to Observe Unprecedented Explosion

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GRB 110328A, Swift J164449.3+573451
Object Description: High-Energy Transient Event
Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 44m 49s.3
Dec. +57° 34' 51"
Constellation: Draco
Distance: About 3.8 billion light-years or 920 megaparsecs (z=0.35)
Dimensions: The image is 23.6 arcseconds wide.
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 12447: A. Fruchter (STScI), J. Bloom and S. Cenko (University of California, Berkeley), J. Graham (Johns Hopkins University), A. Levan (University of Warwick, UK), K. Misra (STScI), D. Perley (California Institute of Technology), and N. Tanvir and K. Wiersema (University of Leicester, UK).
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS
Exposure Date(s): April 4, 2011
Exposure Time: 21 minutes
Filters: F606W (wide V)
About the Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Fruchter (STScI)
Release Date: April 7, 2011
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/UVIS instrument on HST. A single filter (F606W) was used to sample a broad wavelength range. Color has been applied to represent brightness, mapping data values into a range of hues from black through red, orange and yellow, to white.
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image of GRB 110328A's Host Galaxy