Sample galaxy 25783

Esahubble_opo1227c_1024

esahubble_opo1227c June 27th, 2012

Credit: NASA, ESA/Hubble, and K. Schawinski (Yale University, USA)

Quasars are the brilliant beacons of light that are powered by black holes feasting on captured material, and in the process, heating some of the matter to millions of degrees. The brightest quasars reside in galaxies distorted by collisions with other galaxies. These encounters send lots of gas and dust into the gravitational whirlpool of hungry black holes. Now, however, astronomers are uncovering an underlying population of fainter quasars that thrive in normal-looking spiral galaxies. They are triggered by black holes snacking on such tasty treats as a batch of gas or the occasional small satellite galaxy.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/opo1227c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Quasars
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Activity > AGN > Quasar
Esahubble_opo1227c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 32m 18.6s
DEC = -27° 51’ 34.4”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Orange Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Orange
Esahubble_opo1227c_1280
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ID
opo1227c
Subject Category
D.5.3.2.1  
Subject Name
Quasars
Credits
NASA, ESA/Hubble, and K. Schawinski (Yale University, USA)
Release Date
2012-06-27T13:50:57
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/opo1227c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Orange
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
J, H
Central Wavelength
1250, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.0773679832, -27.859545121
Reference Dimension
600.0, 600.0
Reference Pixel
300.0, 300.0
Scale
-2.6179833084e-06, 2.6179833084e-06
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1227c
Metadata Date
2012-05-23T14:55:52-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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