Chandra/Hubble/Spitzer X-ray/Visible/Infrared Image of M82

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stsci_STScI-PRC-2006-14-f April 24th, 2006

Credit: NASA, ESA, CXC, and JPL-Caltech

Composite of multi-wavelength images of the active galaxy M82 from the three Great Observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, and Spitzer Space Telescope. X-ray data recorded by Chandra (courtesy of NASA/CXC/JHU/D.Strickland) appears here in blue; infrared light recorded by Spitzer (courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)) appears in red; Hubble's observations (courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)) of hydrogen emission appears in orange, and the bluest visible light appears in yellow-green.

Image Source: http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/f

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy » Activity » AGN
Mission Graphics » Infrared Imagery

Distance

Universescale2
12,000,000 light years

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 555.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Hubble (ACS) Optical (Halpha) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_ Chandra (ACIS) X-Ray 826.0 pm
Arrow_left_ Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared 8.0 µm
March 27-29, 2006
Spectrum_xray1
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_
Arrow_top_
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ID
STScI-PRC-2006-14-f
Subject Category
C.5.3.2, C.5.1.6   X.Galaxy.Irregular, Galaxy.AGN  
Subject Name
Credits
NASA, ESA, CXC, and JPL-Caltech
Lightyears
12,000,000
Redshift
Reference Url
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14/image/f
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
12 million light-years (3.7 Megaparsecs)
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACIS, IRAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, X-Ray, Infrared
Bandpass
B, V, Halpha, I, -, -
Central Wavelength
435, 555, 658, 814, 0.826, 8000
Start Time
2006-03-27, 2006-03-27, 2006-03-27, 2006-03-27, -, -
Integration Time
10800, 8160, 26400, 4200, -, -
Dataset ID
J9L011A2Q,J9L012CIQ,J9L013CQQ,J9L014CYQ,J9L021D6Q,J9L022DEQ,J9L023DMQ,J9L024DUQ,J9L031E2Q,J9L033F7Q,J9L034FFQ,J9L041FNQ,J9L042FVQ,J9L043G3Q,J9L044GBQ,J9L051GJQ,J9L052GRQ,J9L053GZQ,J9L054H7Q,J9L061HFQ,J9L062IOQ,J9L063J2Q,J9L064JGQ,J9L032JOQ, J9L011A4Q,J9L012CKQ,J9L013CSQ,J9L014D0Q,J9L021D8Q,J9L022DGQ,J9L023DOQ,J9L024DWQ,J9L031E4Q,J9L033F9Q,J9L034FHQ,J9L041FPQ,J9L042FXQ,J9L043G5Q,J9L044GDQ,J9L051GLQ,J9L052GTQ,J9L053H1Q,J9L054H9Q,J9L061HHQ,J9L062IQQ,J9L063J4Q,J9L064JIQ,J9L032JQQ, J9L011A6Q,J9L012CMQ,J9L013CUQ,J9L014D2Q,J9L021DAQ,J9L022DIQ,J9L023DQQ,J9L024DYQ,J9L031E6Q,J9L033FBQ,J9L034FJQ,J9L041FRQ,J9L042FZQ,J9L043G7Q,J9L044GFQ,J9L051GNQ,J9L052GVQ,J9L053H3Q,J9L054HBQ,J9L061HJQ,J9L062ISQ,J9L063J6Q,J9L064JKQ,J9L032JSQ, J9L011A1Q,J9L012CHQ,J9L013CPQ,J9L014CXQ,J9L021D5Q,J9L022DDQ,J9L023DLQ,J9L024DTQ,J9L031E1Q,J9L033F6Q,J9L034FEQ,J9L041FMQ,J9L042FUQ,J9L043G2Q,J9L044GAQ,J9L051GIQ,J9L052GQQ,J9L053GYQ,J9L054H6Q,J9L061HEQ,J9L062INQ,J9L063J1Q,J9L064JFQ,J9L032JNQ, -, -
Notes
M
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
URL
http://hubblesite.org
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
http://hubblesite.org/copyright/
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
hs-2006-14-f-full-tif.tif
Resource URL
http://archive.stsci.edu/pub/stpr/hs-2006-14-f-full-tif.tif
Related Resources
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2006/14
Metadata Date
2015-07-15
Metadata Version
1.2
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Universescalefull
12,000,000 light years