Image of the Month - February 2017

Date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 01:49
Telescope: 
Liverpool Telescope
Observer: 
Coleg Llandrillo Abergele

The Image of the Month for February is of the galaxy NGC4051. This spiral galaxy lies around 33 million light years from Earth, meaning that we are seeing the galaxy as it was when the light left it over 30 million years ago! Inside this galaxy sits a supermassive black hole which is constantly pulling in more and more material - leading to the galaxy emitting lots of x-rays from the hot material falling into the black hole.