Hubble view of green filament in galaxy UGC 11185

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows ghostly green filaments, lying within galaxy UGC 11185. This filament was illuminated by a blast of radiation from a quasar — a very luminous and compact region that surrounds the supermassive black hole at the centre of its host galaxy.

Its bright green hue is a result of ionised oxygen, which glows brightly at green wavelengths.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, W. Keel (University of Alabama, USA)

About the Image

Id:heic1507h
Type:Observation
Release date:2 April 2015, 17:00
Related releases:heic1507
Size:1259 x 1003 px

About the Object

Name:UGC 11185
Type:Local Universe : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
Constellation:Lyra
Category:Nebulae
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 16 10.43
Position (Dec):42° 39' 32.59"
Field of view:1.06 x 0.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
621 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
Oiii
505 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

R+I
Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
H-alpha + Nii
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
763 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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