Credits: Keith Turnecliff, Long Itchington
This Hubble Space Telescope image of galaxy NGC 1275 reveals the fine, thread-like filamentary structures in the gas surrounding the galaxy. The red filaments are composed of cool gas being suspended by a magnetic field, and are surrounded by the 100-million-degree Fahrenheit hot gas in the center of the Perseus galaxy cluster. The filaments are dramatic markers of the feedback process through which energy is transferred from the central massive black hole to the surrounding gas.
Facts about NGC1245 by Keith Turnecliff
The filaments persist in NGC1245 even though the turmoil of galactic collisions should destroy them.
This star chart represents a view from Long Itchington for early October at 10pm.
Credits: Image courtesy of Starry Night Pro Plus 8, researched and implemented by Keith Turnecliff.