VLA Image of Torus in Cygnus A

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nrao_NRAO  

Credit: B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF

VLA image of the central region of the powerful radio galaxy Cygnus A, showing the doughnut-shaped torus surrounding the black hole and accretion disk.

Provider: National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=13504

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Cygnus A
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN

Distance

Universescale3
756,700,000 light years

Position Details

Position
RA = 19h 59m 28.3s
DEC = 40° 44’ 2.1”
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Cygnus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Pseudocolor VLA Radio (C) 8.9 mm
Spectrum_ir1
Pseudocolor
Nrao_nrao_1280
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ID
NRAO
Subject Category
C.5.3.2  
Subject Name
Cygnus A
Credits
B. Saxton NRAO/AUI/NSF
Release Date
Lightyears
7.567E+8
Redshift
7.567E+8
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release=13504
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
VLA
Instrument
Color Assignment
Pseudocolor
Band
Radio
Bandpass
C
Central Wavelength
8.9489E+06
Start Time
2016-10-21
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
299.8681031, 40.73392197
Reference Dimension
1446, 700
Reference Pixel
172, 83.421296
Scale
3.4459993184259E-7, 3.4382986264288E-7
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2019-04-03T09:42:04-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Universescalefull
756,700,000 light years