Supernova 2005dh and Spiral Galaxy NGC 1559

Colour-composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1559 in the Reticulum constellation, obtained with the multi-mode FORS1 instrument on ESO's 8.2m VLT. The supernova, SN 2005df, is visible as the bright star just above the galaxy. Many background galaxies can also be seen in this image.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0527a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 August 2005
Related releases:eso0527
Size:2030 x 1598 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1559, SN 2005df
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Galaxies
Distance:50 million light years
Constellation:Reticulum

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 17 37.36
Position (Dec):-62° 47' 2.99"
Field of view:6.77 x 5.33 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
557 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
655 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
660 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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