apr 202013
 
Anne's Picture of the Day: Spiral Galaxy NGC 5806

April 20, 2013 NGC 5806, a barred spiral galaxy in Virgo Image Credit: André van der Hoeven, ESA/Hubble & NASA NGC 5806 is a barred spiral galaxy of roughly 65,000 light-years across, located about 80 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Virgo (the Virgin) while it is receding from us at approximately [continue reading]

aug 272012
 
A Supernova in NGC 5806 Spotted

  A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 5806, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (the Virgin). It lies around 80 million light years from Earth. Also visible in this image is a supernova explosion called SN 2004dg. NGC 5806, a spiral galaxy in the constellation Virgo (the Virgin). Also [continue reading]