Fireworks near galaxy NGC 4151 (STIS optical)

In this STIS spectral image of the oxygen gas, the velocities of the knots are determined by comparing the knots of gas in the stationary WFPC2 image to the horizontal location of the knots in the STIS image.


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:488 x 621 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
Quasars and Black Holes

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Optical Hubble Space Telescope

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