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.

Credit:

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
Id:opo9718b
Type:Observation
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
Distance:40 million light years
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Cosmology
Quasars and Black Holes

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 10 32.45
Position (Dec):39° 24' 19.61"
Field of view:0.30 x 0.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 103.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
500 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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