The remnant of the supernova SN 1006 seen at many different wavelengths
This remarkable image was created from pictures taken by different telescopes in space and on the ground. It shows the thousand-year-old remnant of the brilliant SN 1006 supernova, as seen in radio (red), X-ray (blue) and visible light (yellow).
Radio: NRAO/AUI/NSF/GBT/VLA/Dyer, Maddalena & Cornwell, X-ray: Chandra X-ray Observatory; NASA/CXC/Rutgers/G. Cassam-Chenaï, J. Hughes et al., Visible light: 0.9-metre Curtis Schmidt optical telescope; NOAO/AURA/NSF/CTIO/Middlebury College/F. Winkler and Digitized Sky Survey.
About the Image
|Release date:||14 February 2013, 20:00|
|Size:||3311 x 3311 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
• X - Nebulae
|Distance:||7000 light years|
Colours & filters
|X-ray||Chandra X-ray Observatory|
|Optical||0.9-metre Curtis Schmidt|
|Radio||Green Bank Telescope|
|Radio||Very Large Array|