M87 Radio Halo

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Description

This is a VLA image of the galaxy M87, showing details of the large-scale, radio-emitting "bubbles" believed to be powered by the black hole at the galaxy's center. The galaxy's center (and the black hole) lie deep within the bright, reddish region in this image. The structure in this image is approximately 200,000 light-years across. This image was made at a radio wavelength of 90 centimeters.
The convolving beam for this maximum entropy image is 7.8"x6.2", P.A.=86deg.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

M87

Photo Credit

F.N. Owen, J.A. Eilek and N.E. Kassim

Investigators

F. Owen, J. Eilek, N. Kassim

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1999-00-00

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

P

Wavelength

90 cm

Frequency

330 MHz

Center of Image

RA 12:30:49.420, Dec: 12:23:28.000 (J2000)

Field of View

0.250000 x 0.250000 degrees

Link to journal article

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Radio Galaxies Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “M87 Radio Halo,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33370.