HST imaging of the core of PG1426+015

Hubble Space Telescope WFPC2 optical image of PG1426. The SDSS image in Figure 1 shows more of the host galaxy structure. However, in the SDSS image the core of the source is saturated. Here we see the central few arcseconds of the system where the central supermassive black hole powering the quasar is surmised to be. The 3" x 3" NIFS field-of-view covered the bright central source. The total size of the field shown is 22" x 17".

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:geminiann08015d
Type:Observation
Release date:July 1, 2008, 4:07 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann08015
Size:500 x 500 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Space Telescope, PG 1426+015, WFPC2
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

ObjectValue
Position (RA):14 29 6.58
Position (Dec):1° 17' 6.07"
Field of view:0.29 x 0.29 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 37.1° left of vertical


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BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
Strömgren y
547 nmHubble Space Telescope
WFPC2