Supernova 1987A and the Tarantula Nebula

Image obtained with the ESO Schmidt Telescope of the Tarantula Nebula in the Large Magellanic Cloud. Supernova 1987A is clearly visible as the very bright star in the middle right.

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About the Image

Id:eso8706a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 March 1987
Related releases:eso8706
Size:1434 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A, Tarantula Nebula
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Nebula
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Distance:170000 light years

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