M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN, detail

M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN, detail

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy that can be found in the Canes Venatici constellation, some 20 light-years away from our Milky Way. Rarely spotted before, the M106 group of galaxies is surrounded by a faint IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) that may be part of...
M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN

M106 wide field of galaxies with IFN

Messier 106 is an intermediate spiral galaxy that can be found in the Canes Venatici constellation, some 20 light-years away from our Milky Way. Rarely spotted before, the M106 group of galaxies is surrounded by a faint IFN (Integrated Flux Nebula) that may be part of...
Integrated Flux Nebula around M81 and M82

Integrated Flux Nebula around M81 and M82

The Bode’s Galaxy (M81) and the Cigar Galaxy (M82) lay some 12 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of the Great Bear (Ursa Major). M81, a grand design spiral galaxy, is gravitationally interacting with M82, a large galaxy with a filamentary...