NGC 1068 & Nuclear Region - Wide Field and Planetary Camera

A picture of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1068, taken with the 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak National observatory shows the bright nucleus. The inset is an HST WFPC narrow band image which shows clouds of ionized gas in the very center of the galaxy.

Credit:

KPNO and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9013b
Type:Collage
Release date:4 October 1990, 05:00
Size:3705 x 2592 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 02401-0013, M 77, Messier 77, NGC 1068
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Seyfert
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Center/Core
• X - Quasars/AGN/Black Hole Images/Videos
Distance:35 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
OIII
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC1

Notes: The left image was taken with the 0.9-m telescope at Kitt Peak National observatory.


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