Distant Supernova 1997ce

These supernovae belong to a class called Type Ia, which are considered reliable distance indicators. Looking at great distances also means looking back in time because of the finite velocity of light.

Credit:

Peter Garnavich, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, the High-z Supernova Search Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9802c
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 1998, 06:00
Size:250 x 251 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1997CE
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Constellation:Hercules

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):17 7 48.24
Position (Dec):44° 1' 25.70"
Field of view:1.23 x 1.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 52.6° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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