2005-2006 Hubble image of progenitor system for Supernova 2012Z
These Hubble data from 2005 and 2006 show the progenitor system for Supernova 2012Z, a supernova in the outskirts of spiral galaxy NGC1309. The system is thought to be a binary system containing a helium star transferring material to a white dwarf which eventually exploded.
The annotated image of the galaxy shows the context for this system more clearly.
- NASA Press release
- Supernova 2012Z in spiral galaxy NGC 1309, annotated
- Spiral Galaxy 1309
- 2013 Hubble Image of Supernova 2012Z
About the Image
|Release date:||7 August 2014, 10:16|
|Size:||500 x 500 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova|
|Distance:||100 million light years|