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About this Object

Object Name:

Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8

Object Description:

Supernova Remnant

Position (J2000):

R.A. 17h 30m 40s.8
Dec. -21° 29' 11".0

Constellation:

Ophiuchus

Distance:

13,000 light-years (4,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 3 arcminutes (roughly 11 light-years or 3.5 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from Hubble observations from proposal 9731: R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins Univ.), L. Rudnick (U. Minn.), T. DeLaney (U. Minnesota and Harvard-Smithsonian/Center for Astrophysics), I. Harrus (Goddard Space Flight Center).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

August 28/29, 2003

Exposure Time:

5.2 hours

Filters:

F502N ([O III]), F550M (V), F658N (Halpha+[N II]), and F660N ([N II])

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Acknowledgment:

R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University)

Release Date:

October 6, 2004