Spitzer image of Messier 82

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esahubble_heic0604f April 24th, 2006

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)

Composite image of the active galaxy Messier 82 from infrared observations by Spitzer Space Telescope in three wavelength bands coded in red (longest wavelength), green, and blue (shortest wavelengths).

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0604f/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Cigar Galaxy M 82 Messier 82
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » Starburst
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 55m 54.9s
DEC = 69° 40’ 52.9”
Orientation
North is 50.0° CCW
Field of View
7.5 x 6.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
Arrow_left_green Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_red Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 5.8 µm
Arrow_left_red Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 8.0 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
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ID
heic0604f
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
Cigar Galaxy, M 82, Messier 82
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0604f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
IRAC, IRAC, IRAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
3600, 4500, 5800, 8000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
148.978879731, 69.6813583835
Reference Dimension
4522.0, 3618.0
Reference Pixel
2261.0, 1809.0
Scale
-2.77586279451e-05, 2.77586279451e-05
Rotation
49.980000000000054
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
heic0604f
Metadata Date
2006-04-14T16:00:13-04:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.