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Supernova Remnant N103B & Planetary Nebula

N103B is seen here glowing in nacreous colored x-rays from CXO overlaid upon its visible counterpart from HST glowing red in hydrogen and greenish oxygen emission.


Coincidentally, and wonderfully, a bright planetary nebula is glowing a greenish yellow hue to the lower right, seen against a reddish, larger gaseous emission nebula which surrounds the young double star cluster NGC 1850 that exists just outside the frame.


This is all happening within our small, neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. We are lucky to have the LMC as there are many neat things to see within it, but it is not so far away that they are too small to make out.


Hubble data from the following proposals were used to create the image:

A Search for Surviving Companions of Type Ia Supernovae in the Large Magellanic Cloud

N103B: A Type Ia Remnant with Circumstellar Interaction... Kepler's Older Cousin?


Chandra data:

Red: .10-.90 keV

Green: .90-1.20 keV

Blue: 1.20-10.0 keV

(All 12 of Willams's observations from 2018)


Hubble data:

40% Luminosity: WFC3/UVIS F657N

Red screen: WFC3/UVIS F656N

Cyan screen: WFC3/UVIS F502N

Red: WFC3/UVIS F814W

Green: WFC3/UVIS F555W

Blue: WFC3/UVIS F475W


North is up.

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Uploaded on September 7, 2019