SN1006, PKS 1459−41

Notes: This is the remnant of the SN of AD1006.

Radio: Shell, with two bright arcs.
Optical: Filaments to the NW, with broad Hα component.
X-ray: Thermal shell, with non-thermal limb-brightened arcs.
Point sources: The background Schweizer–Middleditch star is near the middle of the remnant.
Distance: Optical spectra and proper motion indicate 2.2 kpc.


Last updated: 12 Jun 2017

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