Supernova 2005dh and spiral galaxy NGC 1559

Colour-composite image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1559 in the Reticulum constellation, obtained with the multi-mode FORS1 instrument on ESO's 8.2m VLT. The supernova, SN 2005df, is visible as the bright star just above the galaxy. Many background galaxies can also be seen in this image.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0527a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:24 augustus 2005
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0527
Grootte:2030 x 1598 px

Over het object

Naam:NGC 1559, SN 2005df
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Afstand:50 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Reticulum
Categorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 17 37.36
Position (Dec):-62° 47' 2.99"
Field of view:6.77 x 5.33 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrarood
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisch
H-alpha
660 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1