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Black holes in galactic nuclei - Figure 2


HST images of the nuclear gas and dust disk in NGC 7052. The top panel shows a true-color composite HST image, with a ground-based image as inset. The bottom panel shows false color images in, from left to right: I-band, B-I, H_alpha + [NII] (ionized gas). The gas kinematics inferred from HST/FOS spectra suggest a nuclear BH of 3 x 10^8 solar masses ([R13],[R22]). See the Space Telescope Science Institute Press Release for more information.
Composite ground/HST image NGC

HST/WFPC2 images NGC 7052

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Roeland van der Marel, marel@stsci.edu.
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