Centaurus A is a peculiar galaxy located in the southern constellation Centaurus. It is the fifth brightest galaxy in the night sky, the nearest giant galaxy to the Milky Way, and one of the nearest radio galaxies to Earth. Its exact type is uncertain, but it is usually classified either as a giant elliptical or lenticular … [Read more…]
Sagittarius A (Sgr A) is a complex radio source located at the centre of the Milky Way Galaxy. It lies in the direction of Sagittarius constellation, near the border with Scorpius. The radio source consists of the supernova remnant Sagittarius A East, the spiral structure Sagittarius A West, and a bright compact radio source at the … [Read more…]
NGC 1277 is a lenticular galaxy located in Perseus constellation. It lies at a distance of about 220 million light years from Earth. The galaxy has an apparent visual magnitude of 14.7. It is notable for having an extremely heavy supermassive black hole at its centre, one of the largest black holes ever found.