Supernova SN2011fe in M101

Noirlab_noao-m101sn2011fe_1024

noirlab_noao-m101sn2011fe June 30th, 2020

Credit: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), H. Schweiker & S. Pakzad NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This close-up image of the nearby galaxy M101 was obtained with the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. M101 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major and is quite similar to our own Galaxy. It is about 20 million light years (6.4 Mpc) away. The supernova is clearly visible as the bright, bluish star in the upper, right portion of the image. It is the closest Type 1a supernova to be observed since 1972. This image was obtained on September 18th, 2011, about two weeks after the supernova achieved its peak brightness. This image was created by combining images taken in four filters: B (blue), V (green), I (orange), and Hydrogen-Alpha (red). In the image north is to the left and east is down.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m101sn2011fe/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M101 SN 2011fe
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 3m 21.2s
DEC = 54° 14’ 57.6”
Orientation
North is 89.8° CCW
Field of View
11.6 x 9.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (Ha) 657.0 nm
Orange KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (I) 820.0 nm
Green KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (V) 538.0 nm
Blue KPNO-4m (Mosaic I) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
None
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Green
Blue
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ID
noao-m101sn2011fe
Subject Category
Subject Name
M101, SN 2011fe
Credits
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), H. Schweiker & S. Pakzad NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:00.884366
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-m101sn2011fe/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
None
Facility
Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
Mosaic I, Mosaic I, Mosaic I, Mosaic I
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ha, I, V, B
Central Wavelength
657, 820, 538, 438
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
N
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
210.8382851, 54.2493233
Reference Dimension
2668.0, 2088.0
Reference Pixel
2142.618835, 844.8889084
Scale
-7.26E-05, 7.27E-05
Rotation
89.77737184
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
None
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
noao-m101sn2011fe
Metadata Date
2021-07-19T04:13:55.171989
Metadata Version
1.1
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