The remnant of the new star of 1670 seen with modern instruments

This picture shows the remains of the new star that was seen in the year 1670. It was created from a combination of visible-light images from the Gemini telescope (blue), a submillimetre map showing the dust from the SMA (yellow) and finally a map of the molecular emission from APEX and the SMA (red).

The star that European astronomers saw in 1670 was not a nova, but a much rarer, violent breed of stellar collision. It was spectacular enough to be easily seen with the naked eye during its first outburst, but the traces it left were so faint that very careful analysis using submillimetre telescopes was needed before the mystery could finally be unravelled more than 340 years later.

Të drejtat:

ESO/T. Kamiński

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1511b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Mar 23, 2015, 17:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1511
Përmasat:882 x 882 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Nova Vulpeculae 1670
Tipi:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Constellation:Vulpecula
Kategori:Stars

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):19 47 36.90
Position (Dec):27° 19' 1.19"
Field of view:1.48 x 1.48 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.2° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaTeleskopi
Optik
hydrogen
Gemini Observatory
GMOS
MilimetërSubmillimeter Array
MilimetërSubmillimeter Array
MilimetërAtacama Pathfinder Experiment

 

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