Light echo from Supernova 1987A

A double light echo from Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was observed on February 13, 1988 with the ESO 3.6 m telescope and the EFOSC instrument (observer: Dr. Michael Rosa). The light echoes are reflections in interstellar clouds in the LMC of the light from the bright supernova explosion, first observed on February 23, 1987.

Kilde:

ESO

Om billedet

Id:eso8802a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:16. marts 1988
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso8802
Størrelse:1764 x 1293 px

Om objektet

Navn:SN 1987A
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Afstand:170000 lysår
Kategori:Stars

Billedformater

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Farver & filtre

BåndTeleskop
OptiskESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC

 

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