Optical Jet in Galaxy NGC 3862
Date: 07 May 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: NGC 3862
Copyright: P. Crane (European Southern Observatory), and NASA/ESA
A NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of the central region of the galaxy NGC 3862 reveals a jet-like feature previously unseen in optical wavelengths. The image was taken with the European Space Agency's Faint Object Camera in F196 mode at a wavelength of 3400 angstroms. The image's 0.06 arc second resolution reveals several knots and twists in the jet. The jet's full angular size is about 0.6 arc second, corresponding to a length of 740 light-years.
Last Update: 1 September 2019