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The Core of NGC 5792

What's going on at the center of NGC 5792? A supermassive black hole, maybe. What's up with that dust? Is it really flared out like that, or is this a line of sight trick? And, if it is flared, what's causing it? I'm not really sure.

 

Data from the following proposal were used to create this image: Addressing a Bias in the Galaxies with Black Hole Mass Measurements

 

Red: WFC3/IR F160W (50% opacity)

Orange: WFC3/UVIS F814W

Blue: WFC3/UVIS F475W

 

North is 32.88° counter-clockwise from up.

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Uploaded on July 28, 2019