SN 2005cs in M51 - after progenitor star's explosion

Esahubble_opo0521d_500

esahubble_opo0521d July 28th, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

In 2005 a supernova exploded in the galaxy M 51, which is also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. The type II supernova occured in the inner spiral arm of the galaxy ans was observed by German amateur astronomers. This picture taken by Hubble shows a closeup view of the supernova, which is visible in the center.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0521d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 51
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_grayscale Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Ultraviolet (U) 330.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_grayscale
Esahubble_opo0521d_1280
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ID
opo0521d
Subject Category
C.3.1.8  
Subject Name
Messier 51
Credits
NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0521d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS
Color Assignment
Grayscale
Band
Ultraviolet
Bandpass
U
Central Wavelength
330
Start Time
Integration Time
1200
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
600.0, 600.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
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
opo0521d
Metadata Date
2005-07-21T13:21:25-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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