IXPE and Chandra Untangle Theories Surrounding Historic Supernova Remnant

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chandra_813 October 26th, 2023

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO (Chandra); NASA/MSFC/Nanjing Univ./P. Zhou et al. (IXPE); IR: NASA/JPL/CalTech/Spitzer; Image Processing: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Schmidt

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sn1006/

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
Observation
Object Name
SN1006
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula > Type > Supernova Remnant

Distance

Universescale1
7,000 light years

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 15h 2m 50.9s
DEC = -41° 55’ 24.8”
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Pseudocolor Chandra (ACIS) X-ray -
Purple IXPE X-ray -
Yellow Spitzer Infrared -
Chandra_813_1280
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ID
813
Subject Category
B.4.1.4  
Subject Name
SN1006
Credits
X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO (Chandra); NASA/MSFC/Nanjing Univ./P. Zhou et al. (IXPE); IR: NASA/JPL/CalTech/Spitzer; Image Processing: NASA/CXC/SAO/J.Schmidt
Release Date
2023-10-26
Lightyears
7,000
Redshift
7,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sn1006/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra X-Ray Observatory, IXPE, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
ACIS
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor, Purple, Yellow
Band
X-ray, X-ray, Infrared
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
2000-07-10-2048
Integration Time
1113350
Dataset ID
732, 1959, 3838, 4385, 4386, 4387, 4388, 4389, 4390, 4391, 4392, 4393, 4394, 9107, 13737, 13738, 13739, 13740, 13741, 13742, 13743, 14423, 14424, 14435
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
225.712, -41.9235667
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 Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
813
Resource URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sn1006/sn1006.tif
Related Resources
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/sn1006/sn1006_description_audio.mp3
Metadata Date
2024-01-16T20:11:10Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
7,000 light years

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