Detail View: NASA Chandra Space Telescope Collection:

Name: 
NGC 4258 (M106): Mysterious Arms Revealed
Release Date: 
April 10, 2007
Credit: 
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Maryland/A.S. Wilson et al.; Optical: Pal.Obs. DSS; IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech; VLA: NRAO/AUI/NSF
Category: 
Normal Galaxies & Starburst Galaxies, Quasars & Active Galaxies
Scale: 
Image is 9.2 x 7.5 arcmin.
Coordinates (J2000): 
RA 2h 19m 00s | Dec +47° 18' 00
Constellation: 
Canes Venatici
Observation Date: 
Three pointings from April 17, 2000 to May 29, 2001
Observation Time: 
4 hours
Obs. ID: 
1618
Color Code: 
X-ray (blue); Optical (gold); IR (red); Radio (purple)
Instrument: 
ACIS
Also Known As: 
M106
Distance Estimate: 
About 25 million light years
Reference: 
Yang, Li, Wilson, Reynolds, ApJ, May 10 issue; Chandra Observations and the Nature of the Anomalous Arms of NGC 4258 (M106). Wilson, A.S., Yang,Y., Cecil, G., 2001, ApJ, 560, 689W
facet_what: 
Canes Venatici
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
facet_when: 
April 10, 2007
facet_when_year: 
2000
UID: 
SPD-CHAND-photo/2007/ngc4258/ngc4258_comp.tif
original url: 
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/ngc4258/index.html