Digitized Sky Survey 2 image of M82 and M81 (ground-based image)

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esahubble_heic0604h April 24th, 2006

Credit: ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble )

The spiral galaxy M81 and the neighbour galaxy M82 are forming a physical pair. A few tens of million years ago, the smaller M82 collided with M81. This gravitational interaction deformed M82 and caused its concentrated burst of star formation.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0604h/

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 Messier 82
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > Starburst
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 55m 7.3s
DEC = 69° 43’ 24.8”
Orientation
North is 4.2° CW
Field of View
2.8 x 3.7 degrees
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red DSS (None) Infrared (I) -
Blue DSS (None) Optical (B) -
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ID
heic0604h
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
Cigar Galaxy, Messier 82
Credits
ESA/Hubble and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgements: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble )
Release Date
2006-04-24T15:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0604h/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
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
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
148.780600873, 69.7235484307
Reference Dimension
10102.0, 13123.0
Reference Pixel
5051.0, 6561.5
Scale
-0.000280265083593, 0.000280265083593
Rotation
-4.2000000000000028
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
heic0604h
Metadata Date
2006-04-21T09:54:24+02:00
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.