M87 nucleus and bright knot

Image taken on 17 July 2002.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and J. Madrid (McMaster University, Canada)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0916c
Type:Observation
Release date:14 April 2009, 15:00
Size:600 x 600 px

About the Object

Name:M87, Messier 87, NGC 4486
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Giant
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 30 49.34
Position (Dec):12° 23' 28.44"
Field of view:0.08 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
232 nm Hubble Space Telescope
STIS

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