Farthest Supernova Ever - SN 1997ff

This photo is a close-up view of that region. The white arrow points to the exploding star's home galaxy, a faint elliptical. Its redness is due to the billions of old stars residing there.

Credit:

NASA/ESA, Adam Riess ( Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0109c
Type:Observation
Release date:2 April 2001, 19:00
Size:342 x 342 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1997FF
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Stars Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=1.7 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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