About the Image
- X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Maryland/A.S. Wilson et al.; Optical: Palomar Observatory. DSS; IR:NASA/JPL-Caltech; VLA: NRAO/AUI/NSF
About the Object
- Messier 106 • M106 • NGC 4258
- Galaxy > Type > Spiral
- Galaxy > Component > Spiral Arm
- 23,500,000 Light Years
|X-ray||1.5 keV||Chandra ACIS|
|Infrared||8.0 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
- Position (J2000)
- RA = 12h 18m 57.6s
- Dec = 47° 18' 32.9"
- Field of View
- 9.3 x 7.8 arcminutes
- North is 23.6° right of vertical
- Canes Venatici
Anomalous Arms: Spiral Galaxy M106
In this composite image of spiral galaxy M106 (NGC 4258), optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey is shown as yellow, radio data from the Very Large Array appears as purple, X-ray data from Chandra is coded blue, and infrared data from the Spitzer Space Telescope appears red. Two anomalous arms, which aren't visible at optical wavelengths, appear as purple and blue emission.
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