About the Object

Name: NGC 4254
Distance: 50 million light years
Constellation: Coma Berenices
Category: Galaxies
MIRI
NIRCam

Coordinates

Position (RA):12 18 50.69
Position (Dec):14° 25' 21.32"
Field of view:3.65 x 2.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 300.2° right of vertical



Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared 3.0 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared
PAH
3.35 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared 3.6 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
NIRCam
Infrared
PAH
7.7 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared
PAH
7.7 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared
Silicate
10 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared
PAH
11 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI
Infrared 21 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
MIRI

NGC 4254

This spiral galaxy was observed as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) program, a large project that includes observations from several space- and ground-based telescopes of many galaxies to help researchers study all phases of the star formation cycle, from the formation of stars within dusty gas clouds to the energy released in the process that creates the intricate structures revealed by Webb’s new images.

NGC 4254 is 50 million light-years away in the constellation Coma Berenices.

Learn more about what can be seen in this vast collection of Webb images here.

[Image description: Webb’s image of NGC 4254 shows a densely populated face-on spiral galaxy anchored by its central region, which is right of centre. Spiral orange arms sweep out to the edges and rotate counterclockwise.]

Credit:

NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, J. Lee (STScI), T. Williams (Oxford), PHANGS Team

About the Image

Id: weic2403o
Type: Observation
Release date: 29 January 2024, 16:00
Related releases: weic2403
Size: 3473 x 1941 px


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