Centre of M31

This Hubble Space Telescope image centres on the 100-million-solar-mass black hole at the hub of the neighboring spiral galaxy M31, or the Andromeda galaxy, one of the few galaxies outside the Milky Way visible to the naked eye and the only other giant galaxy in the Local Group.

This is the sharpest visible-light image ever made of the nucleus of an external galaxy.

Credit:

NASAESA, and T. Lauer (National Optical Astronomy Observatory)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1204b
Type:Observation
Release date:11 January 2012, 20:21
Size:750 x 750 px

About the Object

Name:Andromeda Galaxy, M 31, Messier 31, NGC 224
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
u
330 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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