NGC 5128

The center of the galaxy contains a supermassive black hole with a weight equivalent to 55 million solar masses, which ejects a relativistic jet that is responsible for emissions in the X-ray and radio wavelengths. A part of this jet is visible in this image towards the lower right corner of this image in blue color.

Image data:
LRGB (L 9x600s, RGB 4x300s each); Image processing: Johannes Schedler

Unguided 80cm f/7 Astrooptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader Filters, Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile

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Last modified on Monday, 12 October 2015 00:06

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