Supernova 1996cl in distant cluster

Esahubble_opo9826b_500

esahubble_opo9826b August 19th, 1998

Credit: Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California

In March 1996, the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 just happened to be pointed at the faraway galaxy cluster MS1054-0321 when it captured the light from an exploding star, called supernova 1996cl. The cluster is 8 billion light-years from Earth.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9826b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
MS1054-0321 SN 1996CL
Subject - General
Galaxy » Grouping » Cluster
Esahubble_opo9826b_1280
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ID
opo9826b
Subject Category
E.5.5.3  
Subject Name
MS1054-0321, SN 1996CL
Credits
Saul Perlmutter of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in California
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9826b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
800.0, 520.0
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
opo9826b
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T17:22:26.111970
Metadata Version
1.1
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