SN 1996cr in Circinus galaxy

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eso_eso0832a September 25th, 2008

Credit: X-ray (NASA/CXC/Columbia/F.Bauer et al); Visible light (NASA/STScI/UMD/A.Wilson et al.)

This composite image shows the central regions of the nearby Circinus galaxy, located about 12 million light years away. Data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is shown in blue and data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space telescope is shown in yellow ("I-band"), red (hydrogen emission), cyan ("V-band") and light blue (oxygen emission). The blue source near the lower right hand corner of the image is the supernova SN 1996cr, that has finally been identified over a decade after it exploded. The supernova was first singled out in 2001 as a bright, variable object in a Chandra image, but it was not confirmed as a supernova until years later, when clues from a spectrum obtained with ESO's Very Large Telescope led the team to start the real detective work of searching through data from 18 different telescopes, both ground- and space-based, nearly all of which was in the archives. SN 1996cr is one of the nearest supernovae in the last 25 years.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0832a/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Circinus Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 13m 9.4s
DEC = -65° 20’ 22.9”
Orientation
North is 62.2° CCW
Field of View
0.7 x 0.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Circinus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Chandra X-ray Observatory (None) X-ray -
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (OIII) -
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (V) -
Arrow_left_yellow Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) -
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (H-alpha) -
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ID
eso0832a
Subject Category
C.3.1.8   C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
Circinus Galaxy
Credits
X-ray (NASA/CXC/Columbia/F.Bauer et al); Visible light (NASA/STScI/UMD/A.Wilson et al.)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0832a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
Chandra X-ray Observatory, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
None, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Cyan, Yellow, Red
Band
X-ray, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
-, OIII, V, I, H-alpha
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
213.289075599, -65.3397036691
Reference Dimension
2400.0, 1999.0
Reference Pixel
1200.0, 999.5
Scale
-5.00674302848e-06, 5.00674302848e-06
Rotation
62.160000000000032
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0832a
Metadata Date
2013-07-02T09:35:21+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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