Blowing the Cover of a Hidden Black Hole

Color image of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7582 which hosts a hidden black hole. MUSE observations (inset) reveal emission from a hot gaseous wind (in green) that is ionized and launched by the black hole.

Credit:

Stefan Binnewies and Josef Pöpsel of Capella Observatory (background image); Stephanie Juneau of NOAO and CEA-Saclay (inset).

About the Image

Id:noao1702a
Type:Collage
Release date:June 5, 2017, 10 a.m.
Related releases:noao1702
Size:1802 x 1230 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 7582
Category:Galaxies

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