Hubble image of the heart of the active galaxy NGC 6251
|Observation data (J2000 epoch)|
|Right ascension||16h 32m 31.9700s|
|Declination||+82° 32′ 16.400″|
|Distance||340 million light-years|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||14.3|
|Apparent size (V)||1.82´X1.55´|
|NGC 6251, UGC 10501, LEDA 58472, 6C 1636+8239, QSO B1637+826|
NGC 6251 is an active supergiant elliptical radio galaxy in the constellation Ursa Minor, and is more than 340 million light-years away from Earth. The galaxy has a Seyfert 2 active galactic nucleus, and is one of the most extreme examples of a Seyfert galaxy. This galaxy may be associated with gamma-ray source 3EG J1621+8203, which has high-energy gamma-ray emission. It is also noted for its one-sided radio jet—one of the brightest known—discovered in 1977. The supermassive black hole at the core has a mass of ±2.0)×108 M☉. (5.9
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- Wikisky image of NGC 6251
- Hubble Finds a Bare Black Hole Pouring Out Light (Probing the heart of the active galaxy NGC 6251—September 10, 1997)
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