Oxygen-Rich Supernova

This is a Hubble Space Telescope image of the tattered debris of a star that exploded 3, 000 years ago as a supernova. This supernova remnant, called N132D, lies 169, 000 light-years away in the satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Credit:

Jon A. Morse (STScI), William P. Blair (PI; JHU), Michael A. Dopita (MSSSO), Robert P. Kirshner (Harvard), Knox S. Long (STScI), Jon A. Morse (STScI), John C. Raymond (SAO), Ralph S. Sutherland (UC-Boulder), P. Frank Winkler (Middlebury) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9513a
Type:Observation
Release date:10 April 1995, 06:00
Size:630 x 630 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 05240-6948, Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC, N132D, Supernova Remnant
Type:• Local Universe : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:170000 light years
Constellation:Dorado

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 25 0.13
Position (Dec):-69° 38' 22.18"
Field of view:1.04 x 1.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 12.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
OII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
OIII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
SII
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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