Comparison of 7 AGN Observed with Chandra, Hubble, VLT and Spitzer

The combined power of NASA's Great Observatories - the Hubble Space Telescope, the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and the Spitzer Space Telescope - have been combined to find a hidden population of supermassive black holes in the universe. It took the penetrating view of Spitzer to finally uncover the black holes and their surrounding galaxies.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. M. Koekemoer (STScI), M. Dickinson (NOAO) and The GOODS Team

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0419f
Type:Collage
Release date:1 June 2004, 17:00
Size:670 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:AGN, GOODS field
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Very Large Telescope (VLT)
ISAAC
Infrared
K
2.2 μm Very Large Telescope (VLT)
ISAAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.5 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.8 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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