The Jet of M87

[M87 jet, Lucy Richardson deconvoluted]

HST image of galaxy M87 showing jet originating from the central core. Image restoration was performed using the Lucy-Richardson deconvolution method in the Space Telescope Science Institute's STSDAS package. Different clumpy regions within the jet can clearly be seen. The ring-like apprearence at the core of the galaxy is an artificat from the deconvolution.

Image processing done by R. Mark Elowitz.

Mark Elowitz has also processed this image of the globular cluster system of M87.

Hartmut Frommert
Christine Kronberg

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Last Modification: June 24, 1999