The SDSS view on iPTF16geu

Astronomers used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), carried out by a 2.5-metre wide-angle optical telescope at Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico, USA, to look for supernovae. The explosion named iPTF16geu can be seen left of the centre of the image as a tiny red dot.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, Sloan Digital Sky Survey

About the Image

Id:heic1710e
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2017, 20:00
Related releases:heic1710
Size:1971 x 1478 px

About the Object

Name:iPTF16geu
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:4 billion light years
Category:Cosmology
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