Supernova SN 1987A

This is a direct image of SN1987A, flanked by two nearby stars. The distance between these two is 4.5 arcsec. This reproduction is from a 2-min exposure through a R(ed) filter with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument at VLT ANTU, obtained in 0.55 arcsec seeing on September 20, 1998. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9944a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 October 1999
Related releases:eso9944
Size:645 x 650 px

About the Object

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

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 27.69
Position (Dec):-69° 16' 8.11"
Field of view:0.27 x 0.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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