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October 27, 2004 02:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-34

Stellar Survivor from 1572 A.D. Explosion Supports Supernova Theory

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Tycho Supernova, SN1572
Object Description: Supernova Remnant
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 25m 08s.07
Dec. +64° 09' 55".7
Constellation: Cassiopeia
Distance: 9,800 light-years (3 kiloparsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:

This image was created from HST observations from the following proposal: 9729: P. Ruiz-Lapuente (Univ. of Barcelona), A. Burrows (Univ. of Arizona), R. Canal (Univ. of Barcelona), R. Chornock Univ. of California Berkeley), F. Comeron (European Southern Obs.), A. Filippenko (Univ. of California Berkeley), and R. Mignani (European Southern Obs.).

The science team is composed of P. Ruiz-Lapuente (Univ. of Barcelona), F. Comeron (European Southern Observatory), J. Mendez (Univ. of Barcelona and Isaac Newton Group), R. Canal (Univ. of Barcelona), S. Smartt (Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge), A. Filippenko (Univ. of California Berkeley), R. Kurucz (Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics), R. Chornock (Univ. of California Berkeley), R. Foley (Univ. of California Berkeley), V. Stanishev (Stockholm Univ.), and R. Ibata (Obs. of Strasbourg).

Instrument: WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): November 6/8 2003
Exposure Time: 1.2 hours
Filters: F555W (V)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, CXO and P. Ruiz-Lapuente (University of Barcelona)
Release Date: October 27, 2004
Orientation: Location of Suspected Runaway Companion Star to Supernova Seen in 1572