SN 2005cs in M51 - Before Progenitor Star's Explosion
In 2005 a supernova exploded in the galaxy M 51, which is also known as the Whirlpool Galaxy. The type II supernova occured in the inner spiral arm of the galaxy ans was observed by German amateur astronomers.
This picture taken by Hubble shows in the very center the progenitor star of the supernova, barley visible for the telescope.
About the Image
|Release date:||28 July 2005, 20:00|
|Size:||600 x 600 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
• X - Stars Images/Videos
|Distance:||25 million light years|
Colours & filters
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|