M87 nucleus and bright knot

Esahubble_opo0916d_1024

esahubble_opo0916d April 14th, 2009

Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Madrid (McMaster University, Canada)

Image taken on 27 February 2002.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0916d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M87 Messier 87 NGC 4486
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Elliptical
Galaxy > Size > Giant
Galaxy > Component > Central Black Hole
Esahubble_opo0916d_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 30m 49.3s
DEC = 12° 23’ 28.4”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (STIS ) Ultraviolet (Mid-UV) 232.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
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ID
opo0916d
Subject Category
C.5.1.4   C.5.2.1   C.5.4.6  
Subject Name
M87, Messier 87, NGC 4486
Credits
NASA, ESA and J. Madrid (McMaster University, Canada)
Release Date
2009-04-14T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0916d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
STIS
Color Assignment
Blue
Band
Ultraviolet
Bandpass
Mid-UV
Central Wavelength
232
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
187.705564601, 12.3912335849
Reference Dimension
600.0, 600.0
Reference Pixel
300.0, 300.0
Scale
-2.11696185679e-06, 2.11696185679e-06
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
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
opo0916d
Metadata Date
2019-10-07T11:41:40.750722
Metadata Version
1.1
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