NGC 2770 and companion galaxy
Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA.
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||09h 09m 33.7s|
|Declination||+33° 05′ 05″|
|Redshift||1941 ± 7 km / second|
|Distance||88 Mly (27 Mpc)|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||12.0|
|Supernova Factory Galaxy|
|See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies|
It has been referred to as the 'Supernova Factory' as three supernovas have occurred there recently: SN 1999eh, SN 2007uy, and SN 2008D. The last of these is famous for being the first supernova detected by the X-Rays released very early on in its formation, rather than by the optical light emitted during the later stages, which allowed the first moments of the outburst to be observed. It is possible that NGC 2770's interactions with a suspected companion galaxy may have created the massive stars causing this activity.
- "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 2770. Retrieved 2008-05-26.
- Soderberg, Alicia; et al. (May 22, 2008). "An extremely luminous X-ray outburst at the birth of a supernova". Nature 453 (7194): 469–474. arXiv:0802.1712. Bibcode:2008Natur.453..469S. doi:10.1038/nature06997. PMID 18497815.
- Astronomy Picture of the Day 18 January 2008
- Gemini Observatory Media Release
- LBT Press Release - First Binocular Light
- Astronomers Witness Supernova's First Moments
- NGC 2770 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
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