ALMA Observes Supernova 1987A

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Credit: R. Indebetouw et. al, A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/STScI/CfA/R. Kirshner; NASA/CXC/SAO/PSU/D. Burrows et al.

Composite image of supernova 1987A. ALMA data (red) shows newly formed dust in the center of the remnant. HST (green) and Chandra (blue) show the expanding shockwave.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: /image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery_Supernova_1987A

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

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Supernova 1987A
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant

Distance

Position Details

Position
RA = 5h 35m 28.0s
DEC = -69° 16’ 11.2”
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red ALMA Millimeter (ALMA 3) 2.9 mm
Red ALMA Millimeter (ALMA 7) 869.5 µm
Blue Chandra X-ray -
Green Hubble (H alpha) -
Spectrum_ir1
Red
Red
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ID
NRAO_Gallery_Supernova_1987A
Subject Category
C.4.1.4  
Subject Name
Supernova 1987A
Credits
R. Indebetouw et. al, A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/STScI/CfA/R. Kirshner; NASA/CXC/SAO/PSU/D. Burrows et al.
Release Date
Lightyears
1.68E+05
Redshift
1.68E+05
Reference Url
/image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery_Supernova_1987A
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Moderate
Distance Notes
Facility
ALMA, ALMA, Chandra, HST
Instrument
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Blue, Green
Band
Millimeter, Millimeter, X-ray
Bandpass
ALMA 3, ALMA 7, -, H alpha
Central Wavelength
2.941041736E+06, 8.695338914E+05
Start Time
2012-04-05T20:33:03.648000, 2012-08-24T08:16:33.072001, 2012-04-01T11:25:57
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
83.8667583, -69.2697783
Reference Dimension
1920, 1920
Reference Pixel
Scale
1.3635384781206E-6, 1.2726359129125E-6
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
VA
Publisher
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
NRAO_Gallery_Supernova_1987A
Resource URL
/image/nrao/NRAO_Gallery_Supernova_1987A
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2020-09-24T18:21:52Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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