Ground-based view of two galaxy neighbours: M81 and M82

Esahubble_heic0103d_500

esahubble_heic0103d March 7th, 2001

Credit: Robert Gendler

This ground-based image of M81 (left) and M82 (right) was taken by Robert Gendler with a 12 inch telescope from a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. The distance between the two popular galaxies is 37 arc-minutes (approximately a moon diameter). Credit: Robert Gendler

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0103d/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 81 Messier 82 NGC 3031 NGC 3034
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » Starburst
Esahubble_heic0103d_128
 

Position Details

Position (FK5)
RA = 9h 55m 19.7s
DEC = 69° 19’ 50.1”
Orientation
North is 87.5° CW
Field of View
1.0 x 0.7 degrees
Constellation
Ursa Major
Esahubble_heic0103d_1280
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ID
heic0103d
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
Messier 81, Messier 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
Credits
Robert Gendler
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0103d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
N/A - two objects.
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
T
Coordinate Frame
FK5
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
148.831963694, 69.3305833525
Reference Dimension
3000.0, 2002.0
Reference Pixel
1500.0, 1001.0
Scale
-0.000349740864303, 0.000349740864303
Rotation
-87.46
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0103d
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:04:09+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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