Tycho's SNR (Radio/Optical Mosaic)

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Description

Left: Optical image of Tycho's SNR taken with the Palomar 200-in telescope. Right: Radio emission from this remnant of the supernova of 1572 is produced by extremely energetic electrons gyrating in a magnetic field. The morphology of the spherically expanding blast wave from the supernova explosion is clearly visible. The observed strength of emission suggests that electrons are accelerated, and magnetic field amplified, at the shock wave. These observations, in connection with earlier theoretical work, may help elucidate the concrete physical mechanisms by which the inferred acceleration and field amplification may be occurring. As well, the quantitative profile of radio emission from the outside of the remnant, through the bright rim and down to the central plateau, can yield information on the density structure and dynamics of the expanding gas.
Left: Telescope - Palomar 200-inch. Plate + filter - 103aE + RG2. Exposure - 120 minutes September 1970. Image reproduced from Plate 1. Right: The VLA was in the C-configuration using 26 antennas.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

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Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

3C10

Investigators

S.P. Reynolds, R.A. Chevalier

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1981-12-10

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

L

Wavelength

20 cm

Frequency

1.4 GHz

Center of Image

RA 0:22:0.000, Dec: 63:52:0.000 (B1950)

Field of View

0.283300 x 0.283300 degrees

Notes

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Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Black Holes Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Tycho's SNR (Radio/Optical Mosaic),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33425.