Spiral Galaxy NGC 4395

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic camera on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory. NGC 4395 is a spiral galaxy with a very low surface brightness. Unlike most galaxies the center of the galaxy is small and faint. Nearly all galaxies are known to contain a supermassive black hole in the center. NGC 4395 has one of the smallest known such black holes. It is six times smaller than the one at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. The image was generated with observations in B (blue), V (green), I (orange) and Hydrogen-Alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is down, East is right.

Credit:
T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and H. Schweiker (WIYN and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA)

About the Image

Id:noao-ngc4395
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
Size:4341 x 3465 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 4395
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 25 53.44
Position (Dec):33° 34' 48.83"
Field of view:18.91 x 15.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.8° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
B
436 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
V
537 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
I
805 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I
Optical
Ha
656 nmNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic I