Galaxy NGC 6251 Nucleus

A ground-based telescopic view of the core of the elliptical galaxy NGC 6251. The inset box shows Hubble Space Telescope's field of view. The galaxy is 300 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Minor.


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

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:10 September 1997, 15:00
Size:400 x 400 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 6251
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
Distance:350 million light years
Category:Quasars and Black Holes

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