The Green Bean galaxy J2240

This view from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope shows thousands of galaxies in the distant Universe. But the one close to the centre looks very odd — it is bright green. This very unusual object is known as J224024.1−092748 or J2240 and it is a bright example of a new class of objects that have been nicknamed green bean galaxies. Green beans are entire galaxies that are glowing under the intense radiation from the region around a central black hole. J2240 lies in the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer) and its light has taken about 3.7 billion years to reach Earth.

Të drejtat:

CFHT/ESO/M. Schirmer

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1249a
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Dhj 5, 2012, 12:00 CET
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1249
Përmasat:1916 x 1916 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:Green Bean Galaxy, J2240, J224024.1−092748
Tipi:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Distanca:z=0.326 (zhvendosja e kuqe)
Constellation:Aquarius
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):22 40 24.21
Position (Dec):-9° 27' 48.19"
Field of view:5.94 x 5.94 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është -0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
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475 nmCFHT
MegaCam
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640 nmCFHT
MegaCam
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776 nmCFHT
MegaCam