NGC 4151 (6 cm)

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6-CM VLBA IMAGE: The above image is a false-color representation of the radio image of the center of the Seyfert galaxy NGC 4151, made at a wavelength of 6 cm (5.0 GHz frequency), using the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). North is up and East is to the left in this image. The radio jet shown has a length of approximately 2.6 light years, and is seen at the center of a galaxy 43 million light years from Earth. The actual nucleus of the galaxy is most likely in the strongest (red) emitting region near the center of the image. The northeastern tip of the jet clearly shows the beginning of a curvature toward the east.

Investigator(s):  Alan Roy, James Ulvestad, Edward Colbert, and Andrew Wilson

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLBA 
    Date of Observation 1996-05-31 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band C 
    Wavelength 6 cm 
    Frequency 5.0 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 12:10:32.73, Dec: 39:24:19.60 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.0000 x 0.0000 degrees  
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