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Noirlab_gemini0401d_1024

noirlab_gemini0401d January 26th, 2004

Credit: Isaac Newton Telescope, Jonathan Irwin

Image from the Isaac Newton Telescope with the Wide Field Camera taken on 25th August 2003 by Jonathan Irwin (IoA). It shows the position of the fading supernova which by then was some six months old.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0401d/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SN 2003gd
Noirlab_gemini0401d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 36m 42.6s
DEC = 15° 44’ 18.4”
Orientation
North is 142.2° CCW
Field of View
1.4 x 1.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Pisces

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red INT (WFC) Optical (i) 780.0 nm
Green INT (WFC) Optical (r) 630.0 nm
Blue INT (WFC) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_gemini0401d_1280
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ID
gemini0401d
Subject Category
Subject Name
SN 2003gd
Credits
Isaac Newton Telescope, Jonathan Irwin
Release Date
2004-01-26T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/gemini0401d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Isaac Newton Telescope, Isaac Newton Telescope, Isaac Newton Telescope
Instrument
WFC, WFC, WFC
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
i, r, g
Central Wavelength
780, 630, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
24.1775747122, 15.7384509138
Reference Dimension
408.0, 408.0
Reference Pixel
204.0, 204.0
Scale
-5.63593544687e-05, 5.63593544687e-05
Rotation
142.15999999999985
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
gemini0401d
Metadata Date
2021-06-03T17:23:56.615814
Metadata Version
1.1
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