Massive Black Holes In Galaxies NGC 3377, NGC 3379 And NGC 4486b

The three galaxies above are believed to contain central, supermassive black holes. The galaxy NGC 4486B (lower-left) shows a double nucleus (lower-right). The images of NGC 3377 and NGC 4486B are 2.7 arcseconds on a side, and for NGC 3379 the size is 5.4 arcseconds; the lower-right is a blow-up of the central 0.5 arcseconds of NGC 4486B.

Credit:

Karl Gebhardt (University of Michigan) and Tod Lauer (NOAO)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9701a
Type:Collage
Release date:13 January 1997, 15:30
Size:2117 x 2062 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3377, NGC 3379, NGC 4486B
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
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