ALMA image of M87 jet in polarised light

This image shows a view of the jet in the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy in polarised light. The image was obtained with the Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, and captures the part of the jet, with a size of 6000 light years, closer to the centre of the galaxy. The lines mark the orientation of polarisation, which is related to the magnetic field in the region imaged. This ALMA image therefore indicates what the structure of the magnetic field along the jet looks like.

Autorska prava:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Goddi et al.

O slici

Id:eso2105d
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:24. mart 2021. 15:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2105
Veličina:3360 x 3360 px

O objektu

Naziv:Messier 87
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Component : Central Black Hole
Constellation:Virgo
Kategorija:Quasars and Black Holes

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Koordinate

Position (RA):12 30 49.38
Position (Dec):12° 23' 28.87"
Field of view:0.06 x 0.06 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je -0.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Milimetar
230GHz
1.3 mmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6