Lone Black Hole Passes in Front of Star (Hubble View)

The Hubble Space Telescope clearly resolves a lensed star and yields its brightness.

Credit:

NASA/ESA and Dave Bennett (University of Notre Dame, Indiana)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0003b
Type:Observation
Release date:13 January 2000, 18:30
Size:393 x 393 px

About the Object

Name:MACHO 96-BLG-05
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Black Hole
Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Constellation:Sagittarius
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 5 2.44
Position (Dec):-27° 42' 16.47"
Field of view:0.15 x 0.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 15.5° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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