SN1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Image obtained with the ESO Schmidt Telescope of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Supernova 1987A is clearly visible as the very bright star in the middle right. At the time of this image, the supernova was visible with the unaided eye.

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About the Image

Id:eso0708a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 February 2007
Related releases:eso0708
Size:2179 x 2980 px

About the Object

Name:Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, SN 1987A
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Nebulae
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 38 37.99
Position (Dec):-69° 5' 41.67"
Field of view:49.61 x 67.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.9° left of vertical
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