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Supernova Remnant N49 with X-Rays (2014)

I’m still going through some old images that I wanted to include Chandra data for but have only recently learned how. Look here for N49 without x-rays. This time I opted for blue-green to represent x-rays because magenta was already a prominent color in the optical image. It’s harder to conflate the two this way.

I will also simply reference this excellent article which more than adequately explains why this object is interesting to view in high energy wavelengths:
chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/n49/

Physics!

Red: hst_08110_01_wfpc2_f673n_wf_sci + (Lighten) hst_06827_02_wfpc2_f547m_pc_sci
Green: hst_08110_01_wfpc2_f656n_wf_sci + (Lighten) hst_06827_02_wfpc2_f380w_wf_sci
Blue: hst_08110_01_wfpc2_f502n_wf_sci + (Lighten) hst_06827_02_wfpc2_f300w_pc_sci
Blue-green: merged, broad-band (0.5-7.0 keV) data (via OpenFITS)

North is NOT up, but it almost is. It’s only 5.3° counter-clockwise from up.

Copyright information:
Hubble data is public domain. I do, however, request that you credit me for the processing of the image if you use it.

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