Spitzer Space Telescope: Kepler's Supernova Remnant (close-up, infrared data)

Esahubble_opo0429m_500

esahubble_opo0429m October 6th, 2004

Credit: NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

This image shows a section of the remains of Kepler's Supernova, the most recent exploding star to be seen in the Milky Way Galaxy. It was first observed 400 years ago when it was thought to be 'a new star'. In fact, it was the the gas and dust from an exploding star, rapidly expanding. These remnants have now reached a diameter of 14 light years wide and are still expandingat 4 million miles per hour. This image, taken by theSpitzer Space Telescope in the Infrared,shows microscopic dust particles coloured red that have been heated by the supernova shock wave.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0429m/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Kepler's SN
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Supernova Remnant
Esahubble_opo0429m_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 30m 37.9s
DEC = -21° 28’ 44.6”
Orientation
North is 2.9° CW
Field of View
1.8 x 2.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Ophiuchus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_green Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Mid-IR) 8.0 µm
Arrow_left_cyan Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_cyan
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_opo0429m_1280
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ID
opo0429m
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Kepler's SN
Credits
NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0429m/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
IRAC, IRAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Green, Cyan, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Mid-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
8000, 4500, 3600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
262.657793196, -21.4790649079
Reference Dimension
363.0, 438.0
Reference Pixel
181.5, 219.0
Scale
-8.48540893249e-05, 8.48540893249e-05
Rotation
-2.8600000000000017
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 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo0429m
Metadata Date
2004-10-01T16:33:05-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.