SN2002ic

Noirlab_noao0311a_1024

noirlab_noao0311a August 6th, 2003

Credit: Carnegie Observatories and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This image of Supernova 2002ic was taken at the Swope 1-meter telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile on January 7, 2003. The supernova is the bright point of light in the center, at the intersection of two background galaxies. The host galaxy of the supernova is extremely faint and is not visible. A strong signal of hydrogen was detected in ground-based spectroscopic observations of the supernova, leading a team of astronomers in Chile and the U.S. to conclude that the source of this Type Ia supernova consisted of a white dwarf that suddenly exploded after gaining hydrogen gas blown off by its gravitational partner, a common asymptotic giant branch (AGB) star three to seven times as massive as the Sun. This is the first unambiguous detection of the progenitor of a Type Ia supernova. Four spectroscopic observations of SN2002ic were made using the Baade 6.5-meter and 2.5-meter Dupont telescopes at Las Campanas between November 2002 and January 2003.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0311a/

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 2002ic
Noirlab_noao0311a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 1h 29m 49.8s
DEC = 21° 51’ 48.6”
Orientation
North is 1.3° CW
Field of View
8.7 x 8.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Pisces
Noirlab_noao0311a_1280
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ID
noao0311a
Subject Category
Subject Name
SN 2002ic
Credits
Carnegie Observatories and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2003-08-06T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0311a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
22.45749253, 21.8634864
Reference Dimension
900.0, 900.0
Reference Pixel
735.3261566, 374.0872192
Scale
-0.000161, 0.000161
Rotation
-1.335094307
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
noao0311a
Metadata Date
2021-04-14T14:13:44+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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