Hubble Captures Supernova in NGC 2525

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esahubble_heic2018a October 1st, 2020

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess and the SH0ES teamAcknowledgment: Mahdi Zamani

Pictured here is part of the captivating galaxy NGC 2525. Located nearly 70 million light-years from Earth, this galaxy is part of the constellation of Puppis in the southern hemisphere. Together with the Carina and the Vela constellations, it makes up an image of the Argo from ancient greek mythology. On the left, a brilliant supernova is clearly visible in the image. The supernova is formally known as SN2018gv and was first spotted in mid-January 2018. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captured the supernova in NGC 2525 as part of one of its major investigations; measuring the expansion rate of the Universe, which can help answer fundamental questions about our Universes very nature. Supernovae like this one can be used as cosmic tape measures, allowing astronomers to calculate the distance to their galaxies. ESA/Hubble has now published a unique time-lapse of this galaxy and its fading supernova.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2018a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 2525
Subject - Local Universe
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Supernova
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 5m 35.2s
DEC = -11° 25’ 58.3”
Orientation
North is 117.3° CW
Field of View
1.2 x 0.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Puppis

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Luminosity Hubble (WFC3) Optical (Long Pass) 350.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Orange Hubble (WFC3) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Cyan Hubble (WFC3) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Luminosity
Red
Orange
Cyan
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ID
heic2018a
Subject Category
C.3.1.8  
Subject Name
NGC 2525
Credits
ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess and the SH0ES teamAcknowledgment: Mahdi Zamani
Release Date
2020-10-01T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2018a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Luminosity, Red, Orange, Cyan
Band
Optical, Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Long Pass, H, I, V
Central Wavelength
350, 1600, 814, 555
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
121.396476716, -11.4328743857
Reference Dimension
1763.0, 1156.0
Reference Pixel
881.5, 578.0
Scale
-1.10105664283e-05, 1.10105664283e-05
Rotation
-117.26
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2018a
Metadata Date
2020-08-31T09:11:45+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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