Palomar’s view on iPTF16geu

The Palomar Observatory, located on Palomar Mountain, California, created this wide-field view of the night sky. In the lower central part of the image scientists discovered a supernova explosion, being lensed by a foreground galaxy.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, Palomar Observatory/California Institute of Technology

About the Image

Id:heic1710d
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2017, 20:00
Related releases:heic1710
Size:4109 x 2083 px

About the Object

Name:iPTF16geu
Type:Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:4 billion light years
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Cosmology
Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 4 59.98
Position (Dec):-6° 13' 43.12"
Field of view:69.16 x 35.06 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° right of vertical


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Palomar 60-inch telescope

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