The sky around the Milky Way is rich with Supernova remnants (SNR). Some famous and regularly imaged, such as the Veil Nebula, others are less common but still imaged by amatuer astrophotographers, e.g. CTB1.
There are hundred of other remnants in the scientific literature which are visible in radio, x-ray and other non-optical wavelengths. Many supernova remnants have no optical counterparts. However, there is a rich vein of faint optical counterparts for some of these supernova remnants - unfortunately these are neglected by amatuer imagers.
Here I have collected all my images of supernova remnant optical counterparts. These range from some familiar images, through to some really faint ones which have few or no other dedicated amatuer images. Many have been found by taking speculative images of the objects with no idea what I am going to see.
The Galatic supernova remnant references are related to the galactic coordinate system.
|Reference||RA (J2000)||Dec (J2000)||Size||Note||Citations||Comments||Map||Image|
|G53.6-2.2||19h 38m||17d 14m||33x28||3C400.2, NRAO 611||Good one for imaging. A small but relatively bright region of emission and filaments. Faint small arc to the west.|
|G65.3+5.7||19h 33m||31d 10m||310x240|
|G74.0-8.5||20h 51m||30d 40m||230x160||Cygnus Loop||The classic Veil Nebula|
|G82.2+5.3||20h 19m||45d 30m||95x65||W63||Faint OIII ring|
|G106.3+2.7||22h 27m||60d 50m||60x24|
|G109.1-1.0||23h 1m||58d 53m||28||CTB 109||The SNR is situated about halfway to the left edge from the bright Sh-153 feature. There are some minor hints of interaction with the surrounding nebula, but very little is certain|
|G116.9+0.2||23h 59m||62d 26m||34||CTB 1||The bright CTB1 supernova, very bright and an amost complete bubble.|
|G119.5+10.2||0h 6m||72d 45m||90?||CTA 1||Dim and very far to the north. CTA1 supernova remnant is a disorganised set of filaments, interesting in Ha and OIII|
|G130.7+3.1||2h 5m||64d 49m||9x5||3C58, SN1181||Small region of organised noise in the location of the SNR, small and not terribly interesting|
|G156.2+5.7||4h 58m||51d 50m||110||A wide remnants with some organised filments and arcs. Very faint.|
|G166.0+4.3||5h 26m||42d 56m||55x35||VRO 42.05.01||Sharpless 224. A wonderful object, with many arcs and filaments. Very bright.|
|G179.0+2.6||5h 53m||31d 5m||70||Very nice but faint OIII distorted ring, ha is there but much fainter|
|G182.4+4.3||6h 8m||29d 0m||50||Sezer, A.; Gok, F.; Aktekin, E.||A faint but nicely formed supernova remnant in the style of Sharpless 224. Very low contrast but a good structure. Highly recommended for narrowband imaging.|
|G184.6-5.8||5h 34m||22d 1m||7x5||Crab Nebula, 3C144, SN1054||The crab nebula|
|G189.1+3.0||6h 17m||22d 34m||45||IC443, 3C157||The Jellyfish Nebula|
|G206.9+2.3||6h 48m||6d 26m||60x40||PKS 0646+06||Stunning supernova remnant in Monoceros just to the east of the Rosette Nebula, contains beautiful looping filaments in Ha and OII|