Centaurus A

Colour composite image of Centaurus A, revealing the lobes and jets emanating from the active galaxy’s central black hole. This is a composite of images obtained with three instruments, operating at very different wavelengths. The 870-micron submillimetre data, from LABOCA on APEX, are shown in orange. X-ray data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory are shown in blue. Visible light data from the Wide Field Imager (WFI) on the MPG/ESO 2.2 m telescope located at La Silla, Chile, show the stars and the galaxy’s characteristic dust lane in close to "true colour".

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Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

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Auðkenni:eso0903a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:28. janúar 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0903
Related science announcements:sciann13055
Stærð:2808 x 2957 px

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Nafn:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Fjarlægð:13 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 25 27.70
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 9.55"
Field of view:22.71 x 23.92 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° højre frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
445 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
RöntgenChandra X-ray Observatory
Sýnilegt
V
551 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Millímetri
Submillimetre
870 μmAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA
Sýnilegt
R
658 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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