Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud

Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud appears as a very bright object near the center of this color photograph made by Marcelo Bass of the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO). The photograph was taken at NOAO's Cerro-Tololo Inter-American Observatory, on March 2nd 1987, using the CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope.

Credit:
Marcelo Bass, CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

About the Image

Id:noao-03470
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:53 p.m.
Size:2195 x 2807 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A
Constellation:Dorado
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 33 44.89
Position (Dec):-69° 20' 7.98"
Field of view:52.55 x 66.69 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.8° left of vertical