Chandra 3-Color X-ray Image of N 63A

Chandra's image of N63A shows material heated to about ten million degrees Celsius by a shock wave generated by the supernova explosion. The fluffy crescent-shaped X-ray features that appear around the edge of the remnant are thought to be fragments of high-speed matter shot out from the star when it exploded, like shrapnel from a bomb. The colours red, green and blue in the image correspond to low, medium and high-energy X-rays, respectively. The image is 112 arcsec per side

Credit:

NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren et al.

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0507e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 June 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0507
Size:1875 x 1875 px

About the Object

Name:DEM L 243, LHA 120-N 63A, SNR 0535-66.0
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:150000 light years
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 35 43.66
Position (Dec):-66° 2' 9.32"
Field of view:1.87 x 1.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
X-ray
High energy X-ray
Chandra
X-ray
Medium energy X-ray
Chandra
X-ray
Low energy X-ray
Chandra

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