Supernova 1987A in Submillimeter

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nrao_Gallery_nrao17cb14d  

Credit: NASA, ESA, and NRAO

This is an image of the intricate remains of Supernova 1987A taken in submillimeter wavelengths by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile. The red color shows newly formed dust in the center of the supernova remnant.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-sn1987a/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SN1987A Supernova 1987A
Subject - Local Universe
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Supernova

Distance

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 5h 35m 28.0s
DEC = -69° 16’ 11.2”
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ ALMA Radio (submillimeter) -
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ID
Gallery_nrao17cb14d
Subject Category
C.3.1.8  
Subject Name
SN1987A, Supernova 1987A
Credits
NASA, ESA, and NRAO
Release Date
Lightyears
1.68E+5
Redshift
1.68E+5
Reference Url
http://epocms-alpha.nrao.edu/news/2017-sn1987a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Radio
Bandpass
submillimeter
Central Wavelength
Start Time
2012-08-25T08:53
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
2000
Reference Value
8.386663000000E+01, -6.926977000000E+01
Reference Dimension
256, 256
Reference Pixel
129, 129
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
SIN
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/nrao/Gallery_nrao17cb14d
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-05-04T16:17:25-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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