M101 Mosaic

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nustar_nustar240125a January 24th, 2024

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. Grefenstette (Caltech)

Only four days after the explosion, NuSTAR observed the nearby core-collapse supernova SN2023ixf in M101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy. The NuSTAR X-ray data (green) shows the X-ray detection over of the supernova. The X-ray data are overlaid on an archival optical image (NOIRLab/KPNO, yellows and reds) that has been combined with a far-UV image from GALEX (blue).

Image processing: R. Hurt (Caltech-IPAC)

Provider: Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

Image Source: https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar240125a

Curator: NuSTAR, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: https://www.nustar.caltech.edu/page/image_use_policy

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M101
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Supernova

Distance

Universescale2
21,000,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 3m 30.0s
DEC = 54° 6’ 15.4”
Orientation
North is 89.7° CCW
Field of View
33.1 x 32.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Green NuSTAR X-ray 60.0 pm
Blue GALEX Ultraviolet 150.0 nm
Yellow WIYN-0.9m Optical 440.0 nm
Red WIYN-0.9m Optical 650.0 nm
Spectrum_xray1w
Green
Blue
Yellow
Red
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ID
nustar240125a
Subject Category
C.5.1.1.   C.3.1.8.  
Subject Name
M101
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/B. Grefenstette (Caltech)
Release Date
2024-01-24
Lightyears
21,000,000
Redshift
0.000804
Reference Url
https://nustar.caltech.edu/image/nustar240125a
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
NuSTAR, GALEX, WIYN-0.9m, WIYN-0.9m
Instrument
Color Assignment
Green, Blue, Yellow, Red
Band
X-ray, Ultraviolet, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
0.06, 150, 440, 650
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
210.8749623, 54.1042717
Reference Dimension
7680.0, 7540.0
Reference Pixel
7129.558594, 3141.281738
Scale
-7.18e-05, 7.19e-05
Rotation
89.68762473
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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Notes
Creator (Curator)
NuSTAR
URL
https://www.nustar.caltech.edu
Name
Caltech
Email
Telephone
Address
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
https://www.nustar.caltech.edu/page/image_use_policy
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
nustar
Resource ID
noao-02881
Metadata Date
2024-01-25T15:17:19Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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