Fireworks Near Galaxy NGC 4151 (STIS Optical)

In this false colour image the two emission lines of oxygen gas (the weaker one at 4959 Angstroms and the stronger one at 5007 Angstroms) are clearly visible. The horizontal line passing through the image is from the light generated by the powerful black hole at the center of NGC 4151.

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:opo9718e
Type:Artwork
Release date:9 June 1997, 18:45
Size:1024 x 513 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
Distance:40 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
495 nm Hubble Space Telescope
STIS
Optical
V
500 nm Hubble Space Telescope
STIS

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