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Location of candidate progenitor companion to Tycho's supernova

Location of candidate progenitor companion to Tycho's supernova


Date: 27 October 2004
Satellite: Hubble
Depicts: Tycho's Supernova, SN 1572A
Copyright: NASA/ESA and P. Ruiz-Lapuente (University of Barcelona)

A Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of a small section of sky containing a suspected runaway companion star to a titanic supernova explosion witnessed in the year 1572 by the great Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. The star is like our Sun except several billion years older. It is moving through space at three times the speed of the other stars in its neighbourhood. Hubble's sharp view allowed for a measurement of the star's motion, based on images taken in 1999 and 2003. The image consists of a single greyscale Hubble exposure colorized with the help of data from Digitized Sky Survey 2.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
13-Jun-2021 19:47 UT

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