The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a) with it's sparkling armsis the first galaxy found to have a spiral structure.

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esahubble_heic0506c April 25th, 2005

Credit: ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Mahdi Zamani (ESA/Hubble)

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51a) with it's sparkling armsis the first galaxy found to have a spiral structure.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0506c/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 51
Subject - General
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Galaxy > Size > Dwarf
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 29m 51.6s
DEC = 47° 4’ 30.4”
Orientation
North is 0.9° CCW
Field of View
2.0 x 1.7 degrees
Constellation
Canes Venatici

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (I) 825.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) 658.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) 491.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
heic0506c
Subject Category
E.5.1.1   E.5.2.2  
Subject Name
Messier 51
Credits
ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Mahdi Zamani (ESA/Hubble)
Release Date
2005-04-25T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0506c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, B
Central Wavelength
825, 658, 491
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
202.464900313, 47.0751069451
Reference Dimension
7095.0, 6219.0
Reference Pixel
3547.5, 3109.5
Scale
-0.000280291714434, 0.000280291714434
Rotation
0.90000000000000013
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0506c
Metadata Date
2018-10-04T10:00:44.794893
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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