Release 78 of 93

HST Reveals the Central Region of an Active Galaxy

Release date: Jan 13, 1994 12:00 AM (EST)
Release type: American Astronomical Society Meeting / Early Release Observation

The refurbished HST has provided this outstanding image of the nuclear region of the galaxy NGC 1068. NGC 1068 is located at a distance of approximately 60 Million Light Years and is the prototype of a class of galaxies, known as Seyfert Type 2.