The Green Bean galaxy J2240

This view from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope shows thousands of galaxies in the distant Universe. But the one close to the centre looks very odd — it is bright green. This very unusual object is known as J224024.1−092748 or J2240 and it is a bright example of a new class of objects that have been nicknamed green bean galaxies. Green beans are entire galaxies that are glowing under the intense radiation from the region around a central black hole. J2240 lies in the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer) and its light has taken about 3.7 billion years to reach Earth.

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CFHT/ESO/M. Schirmer

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Kimlik:eso1249a
Tür:Gözlem
Yayın tarihi:05 Aralık 2012 12:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1249
Boyut:1916 x 1916 px

Nesne Hakkında

Adı:Green Bean Galaxy, J2240, J224024.1−092748
Tür:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Uzaklık:z=0.326 (kırmızıya kayma)
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatlar

Position (RA):22 41 40.40
Position (Dec):-9° 29' 53.00"
Field of view:5.94 x 5.94 arcminutes
Yönelim:Kuzey yönü 0.0° sol derece kadar dik konumdan sapma göstermektedir

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