Grand Spiral Messier 81 (ground-based)

Esahubble_heic0401e_500

esahubble_heic0401e January 7th, 2004

Credit: ESA/INT/DSS2

This ground-based image shows the spiral galaxy Messier 81 in its entirety. The image is a combination of exposures from the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma (courtesy of Jonathan Irwin) and Digitized Sky Survey 2 images.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0401e/

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 NGC 3031
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Type » Spiral
Esahubble_heic0401e_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 55m 33.6s
DEC = 69° 3’ 58.5”
Orientation
North is 89.0° CCW
Field of View
28.9 x 21.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red DSS (None) Infrared (I) -
Arrow_left_blue DSS (None) Optical (B) -
Data collected by Jonathan Irwin using the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma also contributed to this image.
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ID
heic0401e
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
Messier 81, NGC 3031
Credits
ESA/INT/DSS2
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0401e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
DSS, DSS
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
I, B
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
D
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
148.890039304, 69.0662501868
Reference Dimension
2603.0, 1896.0
Reference Pixel
1301.5, 948.0
Scale
-0.000184893902881, 0.000184893902881
Rotation
88.97999999999999
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
heic0401e
Metadata Date
2017-07-14T00:55:47.116890
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.