Turbulent Cauldron of Starbirth in nearby active galaxy (ground-based image)

Esahubble_opo9814d_500

esahubble_opo9814d May 14th, 1998

Credit: NOAO

This ground-based telescopic view shows that the dust lane girdles the entire elliptical galaxy. This lane has long been considered the dust remnant of a smaller spiral galaxy that merged with the large elliptical galaxy.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9814d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Centaurus A IRAS 13225-4245 NGC 5128
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Elliptical
Esahubble_opo9814d_1280
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ID
opo9814d
Subject Category
C.5.1.4  
Subject Name
Centaurus A, IRAS 13225-4245, NGC 5128
Credits
NOAO
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9814d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
2522.0, 1928.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9814d
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:51:01+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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