Galaxy M84 Nucleus

This observation demonstrates a direct connection between a supermassive black hole and activity (such as radio emission) in the nucleus of an active galaxy. It also shows that STIS is ideally suited for efficiently conducting a survey of galaxies to determine the distribution of the black holes and their masses.

Credit:

Gary Bower, Richard Green (NOAO), the STIS Instrument Definition Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9712a
Type:Collage
Release date:12 May 1997, 17:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12224+1309, M 84, Messier 84, NGC 4374
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Lenticular
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
M84
547 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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