The August 1998 HST/STIS Image of GRB 970508

This image of the field of GRB 970508 was taken in early August, 1998. The object at the center of the field is host galaxy of the gamma-ray burst. The width of the image on the sky is about 12.5 arcseconds. North is up; east to the left. The major-axis of the galaxy is about 0.5 arcseconds in length.