Archive for the ‘M106’ Category

M106: New GALEX image

July 24, 2008

[M106 in UV, GALEX]

The conspicuous spiral galaxy M106 was imaged with an UV telescope on Nasa’s GALEX satellite. This image is a two-color composite, where far-ultraviolet light is blue, and near-ultraviolet light is red.

GALEX Feature Story (April 16, 2008):

SEDS M106 page:


Recent Images and News of Messier Objects

July 15, 2008

M4 (and NGC 6397) from Chandra; April 28, 2008:

M31 and M101 by Galex, February 21, 2008:

M81 from Chandra; June 18, 2008:

M81 group (in particular, Arp’s Loop), from Hubble; January 8, 2008:

M81 group with radio clouds, from NRAO; January 10, 2008:

M82 in X-rays by XMM Newton:

M83 by Galex; April 16, 2008:

M106 by Galex; April 28, 2008:

Various THINGS galaxies, including M51, M63, M74, M81 and several M81 group dwarfs, by NRAO; January 10, 2008:

M106: Anomalous Arms

April 11, 2007

Anomalous Arms show up in this multi-wavelength false-color composite image of M106 (NGC 4258).
In addition to the two well-known arms visible in visible and UV light, radio and x-ray images show two more, invisible (or visually very faint) spiral arms. Investigation with XMM-Newton, Chandra X-ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope have confirmed now that these arms are composed of gas heated by shock waves.

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

Chandra Press Release:

Spitzer Press Release:

NASA GSFC Press Release:

ESA XMM Newton Press Release:

SEDS M106 page: