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The remnant of the supernova SN 1006 seen at many different wavelengths

This remarkable image was created from pictures taken by different telescopes in space and on the ground. It shows the thousand-year-old remnant of the brilliant SN 1006 supernova, as seen in radio (red), X-ray (blue) and visible light (yellow).

Credit:

Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell, X-ray: Chandra X-ray Observatory; NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G. Cassam-Chenaï, J. Hughes et al., Visible light: 0.9-metre Curtis Schmidt optical telescope; NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO/Middlebury College/F. Winkler and Digitized Sky Survey.

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About the Image

Id:eso1308b
Type:Observation
Release date:14 February 2013, 20:00
Related releases:eso1308
Size:3311 x 3311 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1006
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Centaurus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 2 52.32
Position (Dec):-41° 55' 31.47"
Field of view:55.54 x 55.54 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
X-ray Chandra X-ray Observatory
Optical 0.9-metre Curtis Schmidt
Radio Green Bank Telescope
Radio Very Large Array

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