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List of bright supernovas
Name Visible Magnitude distance Type Remnant
Sagittarius A East  ?  ? 26,000 ly  ? Sagittarius A East
W49B  ?  ? 35,000 ly  ? GRB remnant?
W50  ?  ? 16,000 ly  ? SS 433
Vela Supernova 11th-9th millennium BCE  ? 800 ly  ? Vela Supernova Remnant
SN 185 December 7, 185 -8? 3,000 ly Ia? Possibly RCW 86
SN 1006 May 1, 1006 -7.5 7,200 ly Ia SNR 1006
SN 1054 1054 -6 6,300 ly II Crab Nebula
SN 1181 1181 -1  ?  ? Possibly 3C58
SN 1572 November 11, 1572 -4 7,500 ly Ia Tycho's Supernova Remnant
SN 1604 October 8, 1604 -2.5 20,000 ly Ia? Kepler's Supernova Remnant
Cassiopeia A mid 17th century +6 10,000 ly  ? Cassiopeia A Supernova Remnant
SN 1885A August 20, 1885 +6 2,500,000 ly  ? SNR 1885A
SN 1987A February 24, 1987 +3 168,000 ly II-P SNR 1987A
SN 2004dj July 31, 2004 +11.2 8,000,000 ly II-P  ?
SN 2005B January 12, 2005 +18  ?  ?  ?

See also

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