The Birth of a Supernova Remnant

This image displays a "spectral image" of SN1987A, the supernova that exploded 1987 in the Large Magellanic Cloud. It was obtained using the medium resolution spectroscopic mode of ISAAC with a 2 arcsec wide slit and the grating centred close to the HeI emission line at 1.083 µm (1083 nm). The orange bands above and below the SN are due to stars.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9914a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 February 1999
Related releases:eso9914
Size:773 x 502 px

About the Object

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

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Infrared
HeI
Very Large Telescope
ISAAC

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