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UVES First Light SN 1987A
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UVES First Light: SN 1987A

April 22, 2005
One of the first spectral test exposures with UVES at KUEYEN was of SN 1987A , the famous supernova that exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in February 1987, and the brightest supernova of the last 400 years.

This is a direct image of SN1987A, flanked by two nearby stars. The distance between these two is 4.5 arcsec.


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