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.

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:opo9718c
Type:Observation
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
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:40 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
STIS

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