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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Credit:

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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0903a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:28 januari 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0903
Related science announcements:sciann13055
Grootte:2808 x 2957 px

Over het object

Naam:Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Afstand:13 miljoen lichtjaren
Constellation:Centaurus
Categorie:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 25 27.70
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 9.55"
Field of view:22.71 x 23.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Kleuren & filters

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

 

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