The supernova 1999em in the galaxy NGC 1637 (annotated)

This image from ESO’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile shows NGC 1637, a spiral galaxy located about 35 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). In 1999 scientists discovered a Type II supernova in this galaxy and followed its slow fading over the following years. The position of the supernova is marked.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1315b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 March 2013, 12:00
Related releases:eso1315
Size:1964 x 1964 px

About the Object

Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:35 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 41 28.25
Position (Dec):-2° 51' 29.47"
Field of view:7.19 x 7.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 6.2° right of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
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Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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