The Field around SN2006aj

Region of the sky around the newly discovered X-ray flash/Supernova SN2006aj. The left image comes from the DSS2 survey and is taken in the red filter. The image was taken prior to the explosion and shows at the position of the flash (circle) the tiny host galaxy. The right image shows the VLT FORS image, showing the presence of a bright object, the flash. It is a colour composite, based on images obtained in the B-, V-, and R-filters. The two panels show the the same region at the same scale.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0633a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 August 2006
Related releases:eso0633
Size:2640 x 1228 px

About the Object

Name:SN2006aj
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Stars
Distance:450 million light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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