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Historical Supernovae and their Remnants$
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F. Richard Stephenson and David A. Green

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780198507666

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507666.001.0001

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Tycho's SN Of AD 1572

Tycho's SN Of AD 1572

(p.82) 6 Tycho's SN Of AD 1572
Historical Supernovae and their Remnants

F. Richard Stephenson

David A. Green

Oxford University Press

Although this brilliant SN was recorded in both China and Korea, European measurements of its changing brightness and position are far superior to those from East Asia. Appearing in Cassiopeia, the SN became as bright as Venus and was briefly visible in daylight. It continued to be observed for eighteen months. Systematic brightness estimates by Tycho Brahe enable an accurate light curve to be drawn for the post-maximal phase. Measurements by Tycho Brahe lead to a position for the SN only about 1 arcmin from the centroid of the young remnant G120.1+1.4. This is also of the shell-type.

Keywords:   supernova, supernova remnant, Tycho Brahe, light curve, G120.1+1.4

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