SN 2006X in Messier 100

Comparison between two images of Messier 100, taken in March 2002 with the VIMOS instrument on Melipal (VLT) and in February 2006 with FORS1 on Kueyen (VLT). The difference in colours comes from the different filters used. The supernova SN 2006X is clearly present in the FORS1 image as the bright object in the middle, just above the lower main spiral arm. It is not seen in the VIMOS image.

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About the Image

Id:eso0608b
Type:Collage
Release date:23 February 2006
Related releases:eso0608
Size:3836 x 1633 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 100, SN 2006X
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Stars
Distance:55 million light years

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
H-alpha
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

Notes: The right image was taken using VIMOS and the left with FORS1.

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