StarDate Online logoContact StarDate | About StarDate | Friends of McDonald | Sign up for SkyTips
Black Holes Encyclopedia
Stats

Alternate Names

IC 4625

Type

Supermassive

Location

in the constellation Ophiuchus

Distance

320 million light-years (98 megaparsecs)

Mass

870 million to 2 billion times the mass of the Sun

Size

Diameter roughly equal to the diameter of Uranus' or Neptune's orbit around the Sun

Discovery Methods

Image

NGC 6240

A Hubble Space Telescope view of NGC 6240. [NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration/A. Evans]

This document was last modified: March 6, 2013.