Centaurus A Nucleus

Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to probe the core of the nearest active galaxy to Earth, Centaurus A.

Credit:

E.J. Schreier, (STScI) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9814b
Type:Collage
Release date:14 May 1998, 06:00
Size:1202 x 849 px

About the Object

Name:Centaurus A, IRAS 13225-4245, NGC 5128
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:11 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

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