Milky Way's Central Black Hole Woke Up 200 Years Ago, NASA's IXPE Finds

Chandra_807_1024

chandra_807 June 21st, 2023

Credit: Chandra: NASA/CXC/SAO; IXPE: NASA/MSFC/F. Marin et al; Image Processing: L.Frattare, J.Major K.Arcand; Sonification Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)

Provider: Chandra X-ray Observatory

Image Source: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/gcenter/

Curator: Chandra X-ray Observatory, Cambridge, MA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation

Distance

Universescale1
26,000 light years

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 1h 11m 1.6s
DEC = 29° 2’ 0.1”
Constellation
Pisces

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray -
Orange IXPE X-ray -
Chandra_807_1280
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ID
807
Subject Category
Subject Name
Credits
Chandra: NASA/CXC/SAO; IXPE: NASA/MSFC/F. Marin et al; Image Processing: L.Frattare, J.Major K.Arcand; Sonification Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida)
Release Date
2023-06-21
Lightyears
26,000
Redshift
26,000
Reference Url
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/gcenter/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Chandra, IXPE
Instrument
ACIS
Color Assignment
Blue, Orange
Band
X-ray, X-ray
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
1999-09-09-0000
Integration Time
5599560
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
17.756528, 29.033361
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
Position
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Chandra X-ray Observatory
URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu
Name
Email
cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu
Telephone
617.496.7941
Address
60 Garden St.
City
Cambridge
State/Province
MA
Postal Code
02138
Country
USA
Rights
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/image_use.html
Publisher
Chandra X-ray Center
Publisher ID
chandra
Resource ID
807
Resource URL
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2023/gcenter/gcenter.tif
Related Resources
https://chandra.si.edu/photo/2023/gcenter/gcenter_description_audio.mp3
Metadata Date
2023-07-07T13:15:41Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
26,000 light years

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