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.

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O slici

Datum objavljivanja:16. jun 1987.
Povezana saopštenja:eso8709
Veličina:1764 x 1311 px

O objektu

Naziv:Arakelian 120
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Udaljenost:450 milion svetlosnih godina
Kategorija:Quasars and Black Holes

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Position (RA):5 16 11.48
Position (Dec):0° 8' 59.25"
Field of view:9.09 x 6.76 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 1.4°levo od vertikale

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