Chandra X-ray Observatory: Kepler's Supernova Remnant (close-up, X-ray data)
Kepler's Supernova Remnant, SN 1604, V 843 Ophiuchi, G004.5+06.8
13,000 light-years (4,000 parsecs)
This image was created from Chandra observations from proposal 01500022: S. Holt (F.W. Olin College of Engineering), U. Hwang, R. Petre, and M. Corcoran (GSFC), E. Gotthelf (Columbia Astrophysics Lab), G. Allen (Massachusetts Inst. of Tech.), J. Keohane (North Carolina).
The science team using this data is: R. Sankrit and W. Blair (Johns Hopkins Univ.), T. DeLaney (U. Minnesota and Harvard-Smithsonian/Center for Astrophysics), L. Rudnick and J. A. Ennis (U. Minnesota), I. Harrus (Goddard Space Flight Center).
NASA, CXC and S. Holt (F.W. Olin College of Engineering)