Keck’s view on lensed supernova

The adaptive-optics instruments on the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, Hawaii, were able to resolve the supernova explosion iPTF16geu in detail.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, W. M. Keck Observatory

About the Image

Id:heic1710f
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2017, 20:00
Related releases:heic1710
Size:718 x 718 px

About the Object

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

Position (RA):21 4 16.44
Position (Dec):-6° 20' 18.02"
Field of view:0.03 x 0.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 47.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.248 μm Keck II
NIRC2
Infrared
H
1.633 μm Keck II
NIRC2
Infrared
Ks
2.146 μm Keck II
NIRC2

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