Radio galaxy NGC 2146

Radio galaxy NGC 2146

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Caption: Radio galaxy NGC 2146. Coloured optical image of the active radio galaxy NGC 2146. The nucleus (bright yellow) of this barred spiral galaxy is a strong emitter of radio waves. A sizable part of the central nucleus is active. It lies in the constellation Camelopardalis, The Giraffe. This image was taken by the 4-metre telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory, USA.

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Keywords: active, astronomy, astrophysics, barred spiral radio galaxy, camelopardalis, camelopardus, coloured, cosmic, cosmology, cosmos, galactic, galaxy, ngc 2146, nucleus, science, space, universe

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