The sleeping giant NGC 4889

This image shows the elliptical galaxy NGC 4889 in front of hundreds of background galaxies, and deeply embedded within the Coma galaxy cluster. Well-hidden from human eyes, there is a gigantic supermassive black hole at the centre of the galaxy.

Credit:

NASA & ESA

About the Image

Id:heic1602a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 February 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1602
Size:3885 x 2586 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4889
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:300 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 0 7.25
Position (Dec):27° 58' 27.63"
Field of view:3.23 x 2.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 133.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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