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Radio Galaxy 53W002

Radio Galaxy 53W002


Date: 01 June 1992
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Radio Galaxy 53W002
Copyright: Rogier Windorst (Arizona State University) William Keel (University of Alabama) and NASA

This is a small portion of an image taken with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Wide Field Planetary camera (WFPC) in WF mode a near-infrared (F785LP) filter, showing the distant radio galaxy 53W002 at lower left. The region shown is a subimage 100 WFC pixels (10.16 arcseconds) on a side. The bright object is a foreground galaxy approximately four times closer. The inset the at upper right shows how a nearby galaxy (M87) believed to be similar to 53W002 would appear at the same distance.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
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