Spiral galaxy NGC 1309

This image shows spiral galaxy NGC 1309. Astronomers have observed a rare type Iax supernova in the outskirts of the galaxy. The stellar explosion, known as Supernova 2012Z, s highlighted in the annotated version of this image.

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NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and A. Riess (JHU/STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo1432b
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2014, 10:16
Size:2055 x 1414 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1309
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:100 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 22 5.63
Position (Dec):-15° 23' 43.26"
Field of view:1.71 x 1.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.0° left of vertical

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