Hubble Supernova 1987A Scrapbook (1994-2003) - Image 13

Esahubble_opo0409o_500

esahubble_opo0409o February 19th, 2004

Credit: NASA/ESA, P. Challis, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and B. Sugerman (STScI)

in 1987, astronomers spotted the brightest stellar explosion ever seen since the one observed by Johannes Kepler over 400 years ago. Called SN 1987A, the titanic supernova explosion blazed with the power of 100,000,000 suns for several months following its discovery on Feb. 23 of that year. Although the supernova itself is over a million times fainter than when it was first discovered, a new light show in the space surrounding it is just beginning.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0409o/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SN 1987A
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova
Esahubble_opo0409o_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 35m 28.0s
DEC = -69° 16’ 11.3”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical -
Esahubble_opo0409o_1280
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ID
opo0409o
Subject Category
C.3.1.8  
Subject Name
SN 1987A
Credits
NASA/ESA, P. Challis, R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and B. Sugerman (STScI)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0409o/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS
Color Assignment
Band
Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
83.8665862341, -69.2697989619
Reference Dimension
564.0, 444.0
Reference Pixel
282.0, 222.0
Scale
-1.24369001516e-06, 1.24369001516e-06
Rotation
0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0409o
Metadata Date
2004-01-30T16:31:25-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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