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Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant from Palomar

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zorg.ch
#82183 by @ 30.11.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant from Palomar


Explanation:
It's easy to get lost following the intricate filaments in this
detailed
image
of faint
supernova remnant Simeis 147.

Seen towards the constellation
Taurus
it covers nearly 3 degrees (6
full moons) on the sky corresponding to a width of 150 light-years at
the stellar debris cloud's estimated distance of 3,000 light-years.

The above image is a color composite of 66 blue and red color band images from the
National Geographic Palomar Observatory Sky Survey taken with the wide field
Samuel Oschin 48-inch Telescope.

The area of the sky shown covers over 70 times the area of the full Moon.

This supernova remnant has an apparent age of about 100,000
years - meaning light from the massive stellar explosion first
reached Earth 100,000 years ago - but this expanding remnant is not the only
aftermath.

The cosmic catastrophe also
left behind
a spinning neutron star or pulsar, all that remains of the original star's core.




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zorg.ch
#82205 by @ 30.11.2005 22:55 - nach oben -
tammisiäch, lönd eui fantasie mol chli spiele. goht andersch ab.
zorg.ch
#82211 by @ 01.12.2005 07:05 - nach oben -
wa isch da, "fantasie"?
zorg.ch
#82241 by @ 01.12.2005 21:52 - nach oben -
mit drooge gohts aber meh ab.