The Black Hole in Radio Galaxy 3C 305
This bizarre galaxy has a supermassive black hole in its center. Data from three different wavelengths were used to create this composite image of galaxy 3C 305 in the constellation of Draco. The radio light, in blue, looks like headlights coming out of the galaxy and is caused by the magnetic field of the giant black hole.
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/CfA/F. Massaro et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI/C.P. O'Dea et al.; Radio: From the VLA, NRAO/AUI/NSF and CfA/F. Massaro, E. Liuzzo, A. Bonafede et al.
|Telescope||VLA; MERLIN; HST; Chandra|
|Band||L; B; -|
|Date||-; -; -|
|Center||RA: 14:49:21.66, Dec: 63:16:14.12|
|Field of View||0.3 x 0.3 arcminutes|
Categories:Black Holes Galaxies Irregular and Dwarf Galaxies
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