Kepler's Supernova Remnant: Views from Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer

These images represent views of Kepler's supernova remnant taken in X-rays, visible light, and infrared radiation.

Each top panel shows the entire remnant. Each colour in this image represents a different region of the electromagnetic spectrum, from X-rays to infrared light. The X-ray and infrared data cannot be seen with the human eye. Astronomers have color-coded those data so they can be seen in these images.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0429g
Type:Collage
Release date:6 October 2004, 18:00
Size:727 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:Kepler's SN
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:13000 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
X-ray Chandra
ACIS
Infrared Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Optical Hubble Space Telescope

Image Formats

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