Hubble view of Messier 106

This image combines Hubble observations of Messier 106 with additional information captured by amateur astronomers Robert Gendler and Jay GaBany. Gendler combined Hubble data with his own observations to produce this stunning colour image.

Messier 106 is a relatively nearby spiral galaxy, a little over 20 million light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), and R. Gendler (for the Hubble Heritage Team). Acknowledgment: J. GaBany

About the Image

Id:heic1302a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 February 2013, 16:00
Related releases:heic1302
Size:7910 x 6178 px

About the Object

Name:M 106, Messier 106, NGC 4258
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:20 million light years
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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20.1 MB
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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 18 56.97
Position (Dec):47° 18' 40.73"
Field of view:6.59 x 5.15 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 34.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
656 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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