File:Black Hole Outflows From Centaurus A.jpg

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English: This image of Centaurus A shows a spectacular new view of a supermassive black hole's power. Jets and lobes powered by the central black hole in this nearby galaxy are shown by submillimeter data (colored orange) from the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope in Chile and X-ray data (colored blue) from the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Visible light data from the Wide Field Imager on the Max-Planck/ESO 2.2 m telescope, also located in Chile, shows the dust lane in the galaxy and background stars. The X-ray jet in the upper left extends for about 13,000 light years away from the black hole. The APEX data shows that material in the jet is travelling at about half the speed of light.

Coordinates (J2000): RA 13h 25m 27.62s Dec -43° 01' 08.80"

Constellation: Centaurus

Observation Date: 6 pointings between 03/22/2007 and 05/30/2007

Observation Time: 199 hours

Color Code: X-ray (blue), Submillimeter (orange); Optical (white, brown)

Instrument: ACIS

Also Known As: Cen A, NGC 5128

Distance Estimate: About 11 million light years
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Source http://www.eso.org/gallery/v/ESOPIA/Galaxies/phot-03a-09-fullres.tif.html[dead link]
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  • ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)
  • Derivative work including grading and crop: Julian Herzog
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current21:02, 16 November 2012Thumbnail for version as of 21:02, 16 November 20122,669 × 2,702 (4.41 MB)Julian HerzogEditing closer to original rendering of NASA/ESO with now some noise reduction back, different white balance.
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