High-resolution HST images of Cygnus-A

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Session 49 -- Elliptical Galaxies
Display presentation, Wednesday, 1, 1994, 9:20-6:30

[49.05] High-resolution HST images of Cygnus-A

Roger Lynds, Earl J. O'Neil, Jr., P. A. Scowen (ASU) (KPNO), and members of the Wide-Field/Planetary Camera IDT (WF/PC)

Images of the object associated with the radio source Cygnus-A have been obtained through red and blue filters with the Planetary Camera on the Hubble Space Telescope. The pictures reveal a chaotic arrangement of dust and bright patches, some of which are blue and are probably star-forming regions, all embedded in an elliptical galaxy. The relationship between these features and the radio source axis are discussed.

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