VLA and optical

Esahubble_opo9814l_500

esahubble_opo9814l May 14th, 1998

Credit: NASA & ESA

The elliptical galaxy Centaurus A, also known as NGC 5128, is well known for its dramatic dusty lanes of dark material and its central supermassive black hole, which ejects material with a relativistic speed from the nucelus of the galaxy. This image shows, that these jets are not only visible in the optical, but also emmit in radio wavelengths. By taking radio observations of the jets separated by a decade, astronomers have determined that the inner parts of the jets are moving at about one half of the speed of light.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9814l/

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_opo9814l_1280
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ID
opo9814l
Subject Category
C.5.1.4  
Subject Name
Centaurus A, IRAS 13225-4245, NGC 5128
Credits
NASA & ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9814l/
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
600.0, 594.0
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
opo9814l
Metadata Date
2017-03-17T17:22:25.040893
Metadata Version
1.1
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