Galaxy NGC 6251 Nucleus

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided a never-before-seen view of a warped disk flooded with a torrent of ultraviolet light from hot gas trapped around a suspected massive black hole.

Credit:

Philippe Crane (European Southern Observatory), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9728a
Release date:10 September 1997, 15:00
Size:3000 x 2400 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6251
Type:• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
Hubble Space Telescope
FOC
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The observation details are referring to the right image in this collage.


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