Galaxy NGC 2525

Pictured here is the captivating galaxy NGC 2525. Located nearly 70 million light-years from Earth, this galaxy is part of the constellation of Puppis in the southern hemisphere. Together with the Carina and the Vela constellations, it makes up an image of the Argo from ancient greek mythology. 

Another kind of monster, a supermassive black hole, lurks at the centre of NGC 2525. Nearly every galaxy contains a supermassive black hole, which can range in mass from hundreds of thousands to billions of times the mass of the Sun. 

Hubble has captured a series of images of NGC2525 as part of one of its major investigations; measuring the expansion rate of the Universe, which can help answer fundamental questions about our Universe’s very nature. ESA/Hubble has now published a unique time-lapse of this galaxy and it’s fading supernova.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & NASA, A. Riess and the SH0ES team
Acknowledgment: Mahdi Zamani

About the Image

Id:heic2018b
Type:Observation
Release date:1 October 2020, 16:00
Related releases:heic2018
Size:3657 x 3920 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 2525
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Constellation:Puppis
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 5 37.75
Position (Dec):-11° 25' 35.74"
Field of view:2.42 x 2.59 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 117.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
Long Pass
350 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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