Spiral Galaxy NGC 7424 and SN2001ig

 These are colour composites based on FORS 2 and VIMOS images taken in the R-band (15 sec), V (60 sec) and B (90 sec).

Two composite colour-coded image of a part of NGC 7424. The left image was made from an exposure taken with the FORS 2 instrument on VLT Yepun on June 16, 2002. In this, the supernova - although considerably fainter than when it was discovered six months earlier - is still well visible in the middle right of the image. The right image was obtained in October 2004, the supernova is no more apparent. The image covers 3.8 x 3.2 square arcminutes. North is up and East is to the right.

The images were obtained by Massimo Turatto for a large consortium of astronomers ("The Padova Supernova Group").

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0436d
Type:Observation
Release date:1 December 2004
Related releases:eso0436
Size:1192 x 512 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7424, SN 2001ig
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
• X - Stars
Distance:35 light years

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Large JPEG
189.5 KB
Screensize JPEG
118.6 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
219.9 KB
1280x1024
312.7 KB
1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
456 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
V
540 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
652 nmVery Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optical
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

Notes: The left image was taking using VLT instrument VIMOS, and the right using the VLT instrument FORS2.

 

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