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M106 or NGC 4258: a Seyfert Active Galaxy

 

M106 or NGC 4258: A Seyfet Active Galaxy

 

M106 (or NGC 4258) is a Seyfert Active Galaxy about 23.5 million light years distant in the constellation Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs). A Seyfert galaxy is a very luminous, highly ionized distant and bright source of electromagnetic radiation with a very high surface brightness. Large amounts of gas from the galaxy are thought to be falling into and fueling a supermassive black hole in the galaxy's nucleus. The strange, red glowing arms of M106 are from hydrogen emission. Renowned astrophotographer Robert Gendler (whose work appears in this book and therefore elsewhere on this website) combined data from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) with his and Jay GaBany's ground-based New Mexico observations to assemble a photo illustration of this amazing spiral galaxy. A finer, more highly resolved photograph can be seen on pg. 222 of your personalized, fine art book You and the Universe.

 

 

 

 

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