Image of Supernova 1987A

This Hubble image of Supernova 1987A shows the brightening ring of supernova debris. The closest supernova seen in almost 400 years, Supernova 1987A is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Pete Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

About the Image

Id:ann1111a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 June 2011, 15:00
Related announcements:ann1111
Size:2382 x 1816 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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