List of supernova remnants

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This is a list of observed supernova remnants.

Image Name First visible
from Earth
Peak
magnitude
Distance (ly) Type
Chandra image of Sgr A.jpg Sagittarius A East 100,000−35,000
years ago
? 26,000 ?
Davidedemartin 3.jpg Simeis 147 or
Spaghetti Nebula
~40,000 years ago 6.5 3,000 ?
IC443.jpeg IC 443 also known as jellyfish nebulae ~30,000 years ago ? 3000 II
W50 medium.jpg W50 or
Manatee Nebula
~20,000 years ago ? 18,000 ?
Cygnus Loop Labeled.png Vela SNR 10,300−9,000 BCE 12 815±98 II
Kesteven 79.jpg Kesteven 79 8600-7000 BCE ? 23,000 ?
Ultraviolet image of the Cygnus Loop Nebula crop.jpg
Revisiting the Veil Nebula.jpg
Cygnus Loop,
including Veil Nebula
6,000−3,000 BCE 7 1,470 ?
Sig06-030.jpg LMC N49 ~3,000 BCE ? 160,000 ?
G299-Remnants-SuperNova-Type1a-20150218.jpg G299.2-2.9[1] ~2,500 BCE ? 16,000 Ias
Puppis A Chandra + ROSAT.jpg Puppis A ~1,700 BCE ? 7,000 ?
[1] G306.3-0.9[2] ~400 BCE ? 26,000 ?
RCW103.tif RCW 103 1st century ? 10,000 II
RCW 86.jpg SN 185 December 7, 185 ? 8,200 Ia
EO102 1st millennium ? 190,000 ?
Supernova Remnant W49B in x-ray, radio, and infrared.jpg W49B About 1000 AD ? 26,000 Ib or Ic
SN 1006.jpg SN 1006 May 1, 1006 −7.5 7,200 Ia[3]
Crab Nebula.jpg SN 1054 or M1 or
Crab Nebula
July 4, 1054 −6 6,300 II
G350.1-0.3 (NASA).jpg G350.1-0.3 About 1100 ? 15,000 ?
3C58 xray.jpg SN 1181 August 5, 1181 −1 26,000 or more ?
Supernova Remnant G266.2-1.2.jpg RX J0852.0-4622 or
Vela Junior
About 1250 ? 700 ?
Tycho-supernova-xray.jpg SN 1572 or
Tycho's Nova
November 11, 1572 −4 7,500 Ia[3]
Keplers supernova.jpg SN 1604 or
Kepler's Nova
October 8, 1604 −2.5 20,000 Ia
Cassiopeia A Spitzer Crop.jpg Cassiopeia A Mid 17th century 6 10,000 IIb[4]
G19 xray.tif G1.9+0.3 About 1868 ? 25,000 Ia
[2] SN 1885A or
S Andromedae
August 20, 1885 6 2,500,000 ?
Supernova-1987a.jpg SN 1987A February 24, 1987 3 168,000 II-P
NASA-SNR0519690-ChandraXRayObservatory-20150122.jpg SNR E0519-69.0 ? ? ? III
3C58- A supernova remnant 10,000 light years from Earth. (2941477840).jpg 3C 58 or

SNR G130.7+03.1

? 8.17 10,000 ?
DEM L316- Supernova Remnants Deconstructed (Two supernova remnants in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy.) (2941492404).jpg DEM L316 ? ? 160,000 II(large shell) Ia(small shell)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Chandra X-Ray Observatory (2015-02-12). "G299.2-2.9: Exploded Star Blooms Like a Cosmic Flower". Retrieved 2015-10-15.
  2. ^ Francis, Reddy. "NASA's Swift, Chandra Explore a Youthful 'Star Wreck'". NASA. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
  3. ^ a b Schaefer, B. E. (2004). Edited by Höflich, Peter; Kumar, Pawan; Wheeler, J. Craig, eds. Cosmic explosions in three dimensions : asymmetries in supernovae and gamma-ray bursts. Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics. p. 383. ISBN 0-521-84286-7.. Supernovae types discussed in contributed article "Types for the galactic supernovae" by B.E. Schaefer, pages 81–84.
  4. ^ Krause, O.; Birkmann, S.; Usuda, T.; Hattori, T.; Goto, M.; Rieke, G.; Misselt, K. (2008). "The Cassiopeia A supernova was of type IIb". Science. 320 (5880): 1195–1197. arXiv:0805.4557. Bibcode:2008Sci...320.1195K. doi:10.1126/science.1155788. PMID 18511684.

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