Location of Tycho's Supernova in the sky
Date: 27 October 2004
Depicts: Tycho's Supernova, SN 1572A
Copyright: NASA/ESA, Digitized Survey 2 and P. Ruiz-Lapuente (University of Barcelona)
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This area, two degrees across, is centred on the area where the famous Tycho's Supernova, also known as SN 1572A, exploded in 1572. The region lies in the constellation of Cassiopeia in the northern sky. The image was composed from two exposure from the Digitized Survey 2. The red exposure is shown in blue and the infrared in red. In this optical and near-infrared image the supernova remnant itself is not visible.
Last Update: 1 September 2019