Cygnus A

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Description

False color image of the radio jet and lobes in the hyperluminous radio galaxy Cygnus A. Red shows regions with the brightest radio emission, while blue shows regions of fainter emission.
5 GHz, 0.5'' resolution. The galaxy is at a redshift of 0.057 (distance = 230 Mpc = 760 Mly).

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

Cygnus A

Investigators

R. Perley, C. Carilli, J. Dreher

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1983-02-01

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

C

Wavelength

6 cm

Frequency

5.0 GHz

Center of Image

RA 19:59:28.360, Dec: 40:44:1.900

Field of View

0.038300 x 0.021700 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, “Cygnus A,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33385.