Gemini North probes the gas, dust and stars at the center of the active galaxy NGC 1068

The top panels (each covering an area of 10.3 x 7.3 arcseconds) show a series of one Angstrom wide wavelength slices through the data across the [OIII] 500.7 nanometer line of doubly ionized oxygen. Across this line the central morphology of NGC 1068 develops various subcomponents corresponding to different velocities. Lower panels show a similar “movie” across the H-beta 486.1 nanometer line of hydrogen.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann05017c
Type:Collage
Release date:Dec. 12, 2005, 5 a.m.
Related announcements:geminiann05017
Size:1010 x 432 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1068
Category:Illustrations

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Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
H-beta
486 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
OII
500 nmGemini North
GMOS-N