Is there a black hole in this galaxy ?
This is a photo of Arakelian 120, an AGN galaxy which may contain a massive black hole at its centre, cf. ESO Press Release eso8709. The bright nucleus is overexposed and the underlying galaxy is only faintly visible. Most of the other objects in this field are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 June 1987|
|Size:||1764 x 1311 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole|
• X - Quasars & Black Holes
|Distance:||450 million light years|
|Position (RA):||5 16 11.48|
|Position (Dec):||0° 8' 59.25"|
|Field of view:||9.09 x 6.76 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 1.4° left of vertical|
Colours & filters
|Optical||ESO 1.52-metre telescope|