Galaxy Messier 77 and close-up view of its active centre

The left panel of this image shows a dazzling view of the active galaxy Messier 77 captured with the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion Spectrograph 2 (FORS2) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. The right panel shows a blow-up view of the very inner region of this galaxy, its active galactic nucleus, as seen with the MATISSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer.


ESO/Jaffe, Gámez-Rosas et al.

About the Image

Release date:16 February 2022, 17:00
Related releases:eso2203
Size:1708 x 858 px

About the Object

Name:M 77, Messier 77
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Distance:45 million light years

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