Spiral galaxy NGC 7424 and SN2001ig
These are colour composites based on FORS 2 and VIMOS images taken in the R-band (15 sec), V (60 sec) and B (90 sec).
Two composite colour-coded image of a part of NGC 7424. The left image was made from an exposure taken with the FORS 2 instrument on VLT Yepun on June 16, 2002. In this, the supernova - although considerably fainter than when it was discovered six months earlier - is still well visible in the middle right of the image. The right image was obtained in October 2004, the supernova is no more apparent. The image covers 3.8 x 3.2 square arcminutes. North is up and East is to the right.
The images were obtained by Massimo Turatto for a large consortium of astronomers ("The Padova Supernova Group").Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||1 December 2004|
|Size:||1923 x 827 px|
About the Object
|Name:||NGC 7424, SN 2001ig|
|Type:||Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
|Distance:||35 million light years|
Colours & filters
|456 nm||Very Large Telescope|
|440 nm||Very Large Telescope|
|540 nm||Very Large Telescope|
|557 nm||Very Large Telescope|
|652 nm||Very Large Telescope|
|655 nm||Very Large Telescope|
Notes: The left image was taking using VLT instrument VIMOS, and the right using the VLT instrument FORS2.