AAO image reference AAT 49. « Previous || Next »
Top left is NE. Image width is about 28 arc min
Roll mouse over picture to see the supernova
Image and text © 1987-2010, Australian Astronomical Observatory, photograph by David Malin.
The difference in image quality (seeing) between this picture and AAT 48 is an effect of the Earth's atmosphere which was steadier when the plates used to make this picture were taken. Roll your mouse over the main image to see AAT 48 superimposed. A similar pair of images made with the UK Schmidt Telescope are seen here.
AAT 48. The Tarantula Nebula and supernova 1987a in the Large Magellanic Cloud
AAT 48b. Supernova 1987A, the star, in March 1987
AAT 50. The Tarantula Nebula, before and after supernova SN1987A
UKS 15b. Before and after images of SN1987A
AAT 66. The light echo of supernova 1987A
AAT 67. Supernova 1987a after 4 years
Constellation of Dorado (external site)
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