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About this Object

Object Name:

SN 1006, SNR 327.6+14.6

Object Description:

Remnant from 1006 A.D. Supernova Event

Position (J2000):

R.A. 15h 02m 48s.40
Dec. -41° 54' 42".00

Constellation:

Lupus

Distance:

6,850 light-years or 2,100 parsecs

Distance:

The image is approximately 2.5 arcminutes (5 light-years or 1.5 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 10577: J. Raymond (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University), R. Sankrit (University of California, Berkeley), K. Korreck (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and P. Ghavamian (STScI) and 11017: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and W. Januszewski (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI) and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins University).  

Instrument:

ACS/WFC and WFPC2

Filters:

F439W (B), F555W (V), F658 N (H-alpha+[N II]), and F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

February 2006 and April 2008

Exposure Time:

7.5 hour

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

July 1, 2008

Color:

This image combines several exposures in both ACS and WFPC2. The ACS images were exposed through a filter transmitting the light of hydrogen, and the WFPC2 images were made through three filters transmitting wide bands of color in the red and near infrared, yellow-green, and blue portions of the spectrum. In the color composite, the ACS image is shown in red, the WFPC2 red/IR filter images are shown in red-orange, yellow-green filter images in green, and blue filter images in blue-violet.

ACS

F658 N (H-alpha+[N II])

red

WFPC2

F439W (B)

blue

WFPC2

F555W (V)

green

WFPC2

F814W (I)

red-orange

Orientation/Scale: