1997 HST WFPC2 Image of Progenitor Star of SN 2005gl
Location of SN 2005gl in NGC 266
215 million light-years or 66 megaparsecs
The Hubble images were created from HST data from proposals 6837: L. Ho (Carnegie Institution of Washington), A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), and W. Sargent (California Institute of Technology); and 11105 A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel).
The science team for SN 2005gl comprises: A. Gal-Yam (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel) and D. Leonard (San Diego State University).