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October 4, 2005 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-30

NASA Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion

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About the Object
Object Name: N132D
Object Description: Supernova Remnant in the Large Magellanic Cloud
Position (J2000): R.A. 05h 25m 01s.40
Dec. -69° 38' 31"
Constellation: Dorado
Distance: The distance to the LMC is roughly 160,000 light-years (50 kpc).
Dimensions: This image is 3.2 arcminutes (148 light-years or 45 parsecs) across.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST proposal 12001: J.C. Green (Univ. of Colorado), J.A. Morse (NASA-GSFC), J.M. Shull, T.P. Snow, and J.T. Stocke (Univ. of Colorado), J.L. Linsky (JILA/Univ. of Colorado/NIST), K.R. Brownsberger, D.C. Ebbets, E. Wilkinson (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.), S.R. Heap (NASA-GSFC), C. Leitherer (STScI), B.D. Savage (Univ. of Wisconsin), O.H. Siegmund, and B. Welsh (Univ. of California Berkeley), and A. Stern and J. Andrews (SwRI). This image also includes X-Ray data obtained from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory: Observation ID 1828.
Instrument: ACS/WFC Chandra/ACIS
Exposure Date(s): January 21/22, 2004 July 20, 2000
Exposure Time: 4.2 hours 20.2 hours
HST Filters: 475W (g), F550M (V), F658N (Halpha + [N II]), F775W (i), F850LP (z)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date: October 4, 2005
Orientation: NASA Great Space Observatories Glimpse Faint Afterglow of Nearby Stellar Explosion