Centre of the Active Galaxy NGC 5728

This is a photo of an active galaxy that was observed with ISAAC during the programme being carried out. It shows NGC 5728 (K-band). The bar-like structure and the luminous centre where the Black Hole is located is visible. The distance to this galaxy is approximately 120 million light-years; the local scale is indicated in the photo.

Technical information: this image of the central region of NGC 5728 was obtained at the 3.5-m Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) and the Adaptive-Optics PUEO instrument; the K-band (2.3 µm) exposure lasted 60 sec and the field measures 38 X 38 arcsec 2. North is up and East is left.

 

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0128c
Type:Observation
Release date:14 August 2001
Related releases:eso0128
Size:800 x 797 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 5728
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
• X - Galaxies
Distance:80 million light years

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.3 μmVery Large Telescope
ISAAC

 

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