Cygnus A

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False color image of the radio jet and lobes in the hyperluminous radio galaxy Cygnus A. Red shows regions with the brightest radio emission, while blue shows regions of fainter emission.

Investigator(s):  R. Perley, C. Carilli & J. Dreher

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1983-02-01 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Band C 
    Wavelength 6 cm 
    Frequency 5.0 GHz 
    Center of Image RA: 19:59:28.36, Dec: 40:44:1.90  
    Field of View 0.0383 x 0.0217 degrees  
    Technical Caption 5 GHz, 0.5'' resolution. The galaxy is at a redshift of 0.057 (distance = 230 Mpc = 760 Mly).  

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