The active galaxy Markarian 1018

This image from the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the active galaxy Markarian 1018, which has a supermassive black hole at its core. The faint loops of light around the galaxy are a result of its interaction and merger with another galaxy in the recent past.

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ESO/CARS survey

About the Image

Id:eso1631a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2016. szeptember 15. 16.00
Related releases:eso1631
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Név:Markarian 1018
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
Distance:600 million light years
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 6 15.99
Position (Dec):0° 17' 29.20"
Field of view:2.64 x 2.64 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.0° right of vertical

 

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