Light echo from Supernova 1987A

A double light echo from Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was observed on February 13, 1988 with the ESO 3.6 m telescope and the EFOSC instrument (observer: Dr. Michael Rosa). The light echoes are reflections in interstellar clouds in the LMC of the light from the bright supernova explosion, first observed on February 23, 1987.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso8802a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 March 1988
Related releases:eso8802
Size:1764 x 1293 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Stars
Distance:170000 light years

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BandTelescope
Optical ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC

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