List of most distant supernovae

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List of most distant supernovae contains selected examples of supernovae so far discovered.

Most distant supernovae[edit]

Most distant
Type Name Distance Notes
Supernova SN 1000+0216 z=3.8993 [1]
Type Ia supernova SN UDS10Wil
(SN Wilson)
z=1.914 [2]
Type Ia supernova SN SCP-0401
z=1.71 First observed in 2004, it was not until 2013 that it could be identified as a Type-Ia SN.[3][4]
Type Ia supernova SN 1997ff z=1.7 Its distance was determined in 2001.[5][6][7]
Type Ia supernova Supernova Primo z=1.55 [8]

Most distant supernovae by type[edit]

Most distant by type
Type Name Distance Notes
any type
Type I supernova
any type
Type Ia supernova SN UDS10Wil z=1.914 [2]
Type Ib supernova
Type Ic supernova
Type II supernova
any type
Type II-P supernova
Type II-L supernova
Type IIb supernova
Type IIn supernova

Timeline of most distant supernova recordholders[edit]

Most distant by type
Name Distance Date Type Notes


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b Hubble, Record-breaking supernova in the CANDELS Ultra Deep Survey: before, after, and difference, 4 April 2013
  3. ^ Science Newsline, "The Farthest Supernova Yet for Measuring Cosmic History", Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 9 January 2013 (accessed 10 January 2013)
  4. ^, "Most Distant 'Standard Candle' Star Explosion Found", Mike Wall, 9 January 2013 (accessed 10 January 2013)
  5. ^ Paul Preuss (2 April 2001). "Lucky Catch: Oldest, Most Distant Type Ia Supernova Confirmed By Supernova Analysis At NERSC". Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 
  6. ^ Adam Riess (2 April 2001). "Farthest Supernova Ever - SN 1997ff (Overview)". Space Telescope Science Institute. 
  7. ^ Narciso Benitez; Adam G. Riess; Peter E. Nugent; Mark Dickinson; Ryan Chornock; Alexei V. Filippenko (3 July 2002). "The magnification of SN 1997ff, the farthest known Supernova". The Astrophysical Journal (published September 2002). 577 (1): L1–L4. arXiv:astro-ph/0207097free to read. Bibcode:2002ApJ...577L...1B. doi:10.1086/344048. 
  8. ^ ESA, The Hubble eXtreme Deep Field, 25 September 2012

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