Detail View: NASA Chandra Space Telescope Collection:

Name: 
NGC 4631 Chandra Detects Halo Of Hot Gas Around Milky Way-Like Galaxy
Release Date: 
July 19, 2001
Credit: 
X-ray: NASA/CXC/UMass/D.Wang et al., Optical: NASA/HST/D.Wang et al.
Category: 
Normal Galaxies & Starburst Galaxies
Scale: 
Image is 2.5 arcmin across (left to right).
Coordinates (J2000): 
RA 12h 42m 07.30s | Dec +32° 32' 30
Constellation: 
Canes Venatici
Observation Date: 
April 15, 2000
Observation Time: 
17 hours
Obs. ID: 
797
Color Code: 
Intensity
Instrument: 
ACIS
Distance Estimate: 
About 25 million light years
facet_what: 
Canes Venatici
facet_where: 
Washington, D.C.
facet_when: 
April 15, 2000
facet_when_year: 
2000
UID: 
SPD-CHAND-photo/2001/1138/1138_xray_opt.tif
original url: 
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2001/1138/index.html