Tycho's Supernova Remnant (3c10)
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.
The VLA was in the C-configuration using 26 antennas.
Legacy Astronomical Images
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Legacy Astronomical Image
S.P. Reynolds, R.A. Chevalier
Very Large Array (VLA)
Type of Observation
Center of Image
RA 0:22:0.000, Dec: 63:52:0.000 (B1950)
Field of View
0.283300 x 0.283300 degrees
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Galactic Sources Series
Supernova Remnants Unit
Legacy Astronomical Images, “Tycho's Supernova Remnant (3c10),” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33524.