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VLT Image of Supernova in Beautiful Spiral Galaxy NGC 1288

Colour-composite image of the Type Ia supernova SN 2006dr in the spiral galaxy NGC 1288, as observed with ESO's Very Large Telescope. It is based on images acquired through several filters (B, V, R, I and H-alpha) for a total exposure time of 5 minutes. The supernova is the bright object visible to the left of the centre of the galaxy. Many distant galaxies are also seen in the vicinity of NGC 1288, of which some are behind. The data were acquired by ESO's Paranal Science team. The final image was made by Henri Boffin (ESO).

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About the Image

Id:eso0739a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 September 2007
Related releases:eso0739
Size:1546 x 1432 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1288, SN 2006dr
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
Constellation:Fornax

Image Formats

Large JPEG
559.4 KB
Screensize JPEG
214.2 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
243.3 KB
1280x1024
388.0 KB
1600x1200
553.3 KB
1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 17 13.23
Position (Dec):-32° 34' 34.24"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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