M82 As Seen By the GBT

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Credit: Bill Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); HST (NASA/ESA)

This composite image of starburst galaxy M82 shows the distribution of dense molecular gas as seen by the GBT (yellow and red) and the background stars and dust as seen by Hubble (blue). The yellow areas correspond to regions of intense star formation. The red areas trace outflows of gas from the disk of the galaxy.

Image Source: https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/m82-as-seen-by-the-gbt/

Curator: NRAO/AUI/NSF, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M82 NGC 3034 Cigar Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Activity > Starburst

Distance

Universescale2
11,420,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 55m 50.1s
DEC = 69° 40’ 48.4”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
2.0 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange GBT Radio (W) 3.4 mm
Arrow_left_red GBT Radio (W) 3.4 mm
Arrow_left_blue HST Optical (B) 431.74 nm
Arrow_left_green HST Optical (V) 535.96 nm
Arrow_left_red HST Optical (R) 658.4 nm
Spectrum_ir1
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
NRAO_Gallery030
Subject Category
C.5.3.3  
Subject Name
M82, NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy
Credits
Bill Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF); HST (NASA/ESA)
Release Date
Lightyears
11.42E+06
Redshift
11.42E+06
Reference Url
https://public.nrao.edu/gallery/m82-as-seen-by-the-gbt/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
GBT, GBT, HST, HST, HST
Instrument
Color Assignment
Orange, Red, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Radio, Radio, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
W, W, B, V, R
Central Wavelength
3.385E+06, 3.364E+06, 431.74, 535.96, 658.40
Start Time
2013-05-23T12:45:13.839121, 2013-05-23T12:46:17.807646, 2006-03-29T09:17:50-05:00, 2006-03-29T09:28:24-05:00, 2006-03-29T09:36:45-05:00
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
148.95892804925, 69.68010304569
Reference Dimension
2400, 2400
Reference Pixel
1389.96053302586, 1178.96225919035
Scale
-0.00001372209, 0.00001372209
Rotation
0.01922053530
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
Creator (Curator)
NRAO/AUI/NSF
URL
https://public.nrao.edu
Name
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Email
outreach@nrao.edu
Telephone
Address
520 Edgemont Road
City
Charlottesville
State/Province
Virginia
Publisher
NRAO/AUI/NSF
Publisher ID
nrao
Resource ID
Metadata Date
2018-04-12T19:06:24+00:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
11,420,000 light years