NGC 406

NGC 406

Cosmic Whirlpool in Tucana.

NGC 406 is a spiral galaxy quite similar to the well known Whirlpool galaxy, located some 65 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Tucana (the Toucan). NGC 406 is about 60 000 light-years across, roughly half the diameter of the Milky way.


External links

  • A Cosmic Whirlpool in Tucana — ESA/Hubble Picture of the week
  • SIMBAD search results for NGC 406