APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

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APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:05 am

Image M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange Center

Explanation: What's happening at the center of spiral galaxy M106? A swirling disk of stars and gas, M106's appearance is dominated by blue spiral arms and red dust lanes near the nucleus, as shown in the featured image. The core of M106 glows brightly in radio waves and X-rays where twin jets have been found running the length of the galaxy. An unusual central glow makes M106 one of the closest examples of the Seyfert class of galaxies, where vast amounts of glowing gas are thought to be falling into a central massive black hole. M106, also designated NGC 4258, is a relatively close 23.5 million light years away, spans 60 thousand light years across, and can be seen with a small telescope towards the constellation of the Hunting Dogs (Canes Venatici).

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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by Boomer12k » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:48 am

To me it looks like an end to a merger...the whiter center looks like it is streaming into the center of M106... there appear to be star trail coming out of it... relatively soon... the "dance of the black holes" begins? ...ooooooo.....

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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by Iksarfighter » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:36 am

Wonderful, but what téléscope made this image please ?
Cant find it in the text and my English is a bit poor sorry.

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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by De58te » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:25 am

Iksarfighter wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:36 am

Wonderful, but what téléscope made this image please ?
Cant find it in the text and my English is a bit poor sorry.
M106
This image is the composition of frames from the Subaru telescope (R+ band) and Hubble Space Telescope observations for the galaxy core (assembled and processed by Robert Gendler).
The overall luminance has been colorized with a former image by Giovanni Paglioli.
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:05 am
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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by orin stepanek » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:17 pm

Yes indeed it does look unusual; but pretty too!
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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by Iksarfighter » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:12 am

De58te wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:25 am
Iksarfighter wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:36 am

Wonderful, but what téléscope made this image please ?
Cant find it in the text and my English is a bit poor sorry.
M106
This image is the composition of frames from the Subaru telescope (R+ band) and Hubble Space Telescope observations for the galaxy core (assembled and processed by Robert Gendler).
The overall luminance has been colorized with a former image by Giovanni Paglioli.
APOD Robot wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:05 am
... featured image ...
All right ! Very THX :wink:

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Re: APOD: M106: A Spiral Galaxy with a Strange... (2019 Mar 17)

Post by Yahchanan » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:31 pm

Sweet, but Art's picture showed those bubbles real well.