Cosmic Fireworks

Chandra_327_1024

chandra_327 July 3rd, 2006

Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO

Chandra's images show expanding shells of gas heated to millions of degrees by shock waves from supernova explosions. Moving in a clockwise direction from the upper left to the lower left, the approximate ages of the remnants are 600 years, 1,500 years, 10,000 years and 13,000 years, respectively. X-ray spectra indicate that the objects on the upper left, upper right and lower right are the remnants of Type Ia supernovas that completely disrupted a white dwarf star. In contrast, the remnant on the lower left was produced by a Type II supernova resulting from the gravitational collapse of a massive star. The explosion left behind a rapidly spinning neutron star that is ejecting a magnetized wind of extremely high-energy particles. This energetic wind appears in the image as the elongated, bright blue-white spot at the center of the remnant.

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/4snr/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

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Image Details

Image Type
Collage
Object Name
SNR 0519-69.0 SNR 0509-68.7 SNR 0453-68.5 SNR 0534-69.9
Subject - Local Universe
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant

Distance

Universescale2
160,000 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 19m 34.0s
DEC = -69° 2’ 11.0”
Constellation
Dorado

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (Low X-ray) -
Green Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (Medium X-ray) -
Blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray (High X-ray) -
Chandra_327_1280
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ID
327
Subject Category
C.4.1.4  
Subject Name
SNR 0519-69.0, SNR 0509-68.7, SNR 0453-68.5, SNR 0534-69.9
Credits
NASA/CXC/SAO
Release Date
2006-07-03
Lightyears
160,000
Redshift
160,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/4snr/
Type
Collage
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, Chandra, Chandra
Instrument
ACIS, ACIS, ACIS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
X-ray, X-ray, X-ray
Bandpass
Low X-ray, Medium X-ray, High X-ray
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
79.8916666666667, -69.0363888888889
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Observatory Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
4snr.tif
Metadata Date
2024-02-02T16:35:42-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
160,000 light years

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