Hubble Captures the Supernova Remnant 1E 0102.2-7219

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esahubble_heic2102a January 15th, 2021

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)

Featured in this Hubble image is an expanding, gaseous corpse a supernova remnant known as 1E 0102.2-7219. It is the remnant of a star that exploded long ago in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way located roughly 200 000 light-years away. Because the gaseous knots in this supernova remnant are moving at different speeds and directions from the supernova explosion, those moving toward Earth are colored blue in this composition and the ones moving away are shown in red. This new Hubble image shows these ribbons of gas speeding away from the explosion site at an average speed of 3.2 million kilometers per hour. At that speed, you could travel to the Moon and back in 15 minutes.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2102a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
1E 0102.2-7219
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 4m 0.2s
DEC = -72° 2’ 3.5”
Orientation
North is 3.2° CCW
Field of View
1.4 x 0.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Tucana

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (b) 467.0 nm
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Optical (z(H-beta)) 492.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (OIII) 502.0 nm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Optical (H-alpha + NII) 657.0 nm
Yellow Hubble (WFC3) Optical (z(H-alpha + NII)) 665.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (z(OIII)) 508.0 nm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (SII) 673.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Blue
Green
Green
Yellow
Red
Red
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ID
heic2102a
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
1E 0102.2-7219
Credits
NASA, ESA, and J. Banovetz and D. Milisavljevic (Purdue University)
Release Date
2021-01-15T10:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2102a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Yellow, Red, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
b, z(H-beta), OIII, H-alpha + NII, z(H-alpha + NII), z(OIII), SII
Central Wavelength
467, 492, 502, 657, 665, 508, 673
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
16.00102662534, -72.03430814039
Reference Dimension
2160.0, 1294.0
Reference Pixel
1317.9221862459265, 485.85447050363535
Scale
-1.0891721792890263e-05, 1.0891721792890263e-05
Rotation
3.22847662827
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
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
heic2102a
Metadata Date
2021-01-08T15:43:12+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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