The Galaxy NGC 4450 is Host to a Supermassive Black Hole

The nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4450 is one of the galaxies in which Hans-Walter Rix and collaborators have identified a supermassive black hole. The picture reveals nothing unusual in the galaxy centre. Yet, the group of astronomers have measured wildly rotating gas in a disk around the centre of the galaxy with the STIS instrument onboard Hubble.

Credit:

ESA HEIC/Hans-Walter Rix

About the Image

Id:heic0002b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 June 2000, 15:00
Related releases:heic0002
Size:1478 x 1506 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4450
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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