The Circinus Galaxy

Colour image of the Circinus Galaxy based on ESO SuSI New Technology Telescope data obtained in April 1993, that is, about three years before the supernova exploded. The observations were made through different narrow-band filters (ionised hydrogen, ionised oxygen, and ionised iron).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0832b
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2008
Related releases:eso0832
Size:990 x 956 px

About the Object

Name:Circinus Galaxy, SN 1996cr
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years
Constellation:Circinus

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Oii
New Technology Telescope
SUSI
Optical
R
787 nmNew Technology Telescope
SUSI
Optical
H-alpha Continuum
New Technology Telescope
SUSI
Optical
H-alpha
New Technology Telescope
SUSI

 

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