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.

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ESO/T. Kamiński

O zdjęciu

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Data publikacji:23 marca 2015 17:00
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O obiekcie

Nazwa:Nova Vulpeculae 1670
Typ:Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable : Nova
Constellation:Vulpecula
Kategoria:Stars

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Współrzędne

Pozycja (RA):19 47 36.90
Pozycja (Dec):27° 19' 1.19"
Pole widzenia:1.48 x 1.48 arcminutes
Orientacja:North is 0.2° lewo of vertical

Kolory i filtry

PasmoTeleskop
Optyczny
hydrogen
Gemini Observatory
GMOS
MilimetrowySubmillimeter Array
MilimetrowySubmillimeter Array
MilimetrowyAtacama Pathfinder Experiment

 

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