Disk around a Black Hole in Galaxy NGC 7052 (Hubble WFPC2 View)

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image was taken with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2, in visible light. Details as small as 50 light-years across can be seen.


Roeland P. van der Marel (STScI), Frank C. van den Bosch (Univ. of Washington), and NASA/ESA


About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:18 June 1998, 15:00
Size:489 x 438 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7052
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
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Distance:200 million light years

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Position (RA):21 18 33.06
Position (Dec):26° 26' 49.16"
Field of view:0.09 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 153.4° right of vertical

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