Radio galaxy 3C 297

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy 3C 297, which was part of a large survey of galaxies.

The survey confirmed the link between mergers and galaxies hosting relativistic jets from supermassive black holes. These galaxies have very strong emissions at radio wavelengths implying that the supermassive black holes they host are feeding huge outflows of plasma.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. Chiaberge (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1511c
Type:Observation
Release date:28 May 2015, 15:00
Related releases:heic1511
Size:698 x 494 px

About the Object

Name:3C 279
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 17 24.11
Position (Dec):-4° 0' 48.94"
Field of view:0.49 x 0.35 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
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588 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
588 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.392 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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