Circinus Galaxy before and after SN 1996cr appeared

These two optical images from the Anglo-Australian Telescope in Australia show the Circinus galaxy before (February 1995) and after (March 1996) the supernova explosion of SN 1996cr was visible. The field of view of the Chandra/Hubble Space Telescope composite is shown with a rectangle, along with the position of SN 1996cr.

Credit:

Anglo-Australian Observatory.

About the Image

Id:eso0832d
Type:Observation
Release date:25 September 2008
Related releases:eso0832
Size:1224 x 560 px

About the Object

Name:Circinus Galaxy, SN 1996cr
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:13 million light years

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