Fireworks near Galaxy NGC 4151 (WFPC-2)

A Hubble Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 image of the oxygen emission (5007 Angstroms) from the gas at the heart of NGC 4151. Though the twin cone structure can be seen, the image does not provide any information about the motion of the oxygen gas.


John Hutchings (Dominion Astrophysical Observatory), Bruce Woodgate (GSFC/NASA/ESA), Mary Beth Kaiser (Johns Hopkins University), Steven Kraemer(Catholic University of America), and the STIS Team

About the Image

NASA press release
Release date:9 June 1997, 18:45
Size:348 x 310 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 12080+3941, NGC 4151
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:40 million light years

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Colours & filters

500 nm Hubble Space Telescope

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