Galaxy NGC 1275

NGC 1275 |  This image shows a deep Hydrogen-alpha image of the brightest X-ray source in the sky, NGC 1275, taken by the WIYN 3.5-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, AZ. The filaments emanating from this galaxy likely are the result of an interaction between the black hole in the center of the galaxy and the intracluster medium surrounding it.

Image Credit: C. Conselice/Caltech and WIYN/NOAO/AURA/NSF.