M82: Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy

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spitzer_sig06-010 April 24th, 2006

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/CXC/UofA/

NASA's Spitzer, Hubble, and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength view of the M82 galaxy. The lively portrait celebrates Hubble's "sweet sixteen" birthday.X-ray data recorded by Chandra appears in blue; infrared light recorded by Spitzer appears in red; Hubble's observations of hydrogen emission appear in orange, and the bluest visible light appears in yellow-green.

Provider: Spitzer Space Telescope

Image Source: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/2205-sig06-010-M82-Great-Observatories-Present-Rainbow-of-a-Galaxy

Curator: Spitzer Space Telescope, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Cigar Galaxy Messier 82 M82 NGC 3034
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Irregular
Galaxy > Activity > Starburst

Distance

Universescale2
11,700,000 light years
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 56m 26.5s
DEC = 69° 42’ 19.3”
Orientation
North is 49.9° CCW
Field of View
10.7 x 8.7 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Chandra (ACIS) X-ray 826.7 pm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (B-band) 440.0 nm
Orange Hubble (ACS) Optical (H-alpha) 656.0 nm
Red Spitzer (IRAC) Infrared (Mid-IR) 8.0 µm
Spectrum_xray1
Blue
Green
Orange
Red
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ID
sig06-010
Subject Category
C.5.1.6.   C.5.3.3.  
Subject Name
Cigar Galaxy, Messier 82, M82, NGC 3034
Credits
NASA/JPL-Caltech/STScI/CXC/UofA/
Release Date
2006-04-24
Lightyears
11,700,000
Redshift
0.000677
Reference Url
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/images/2205-sig06-010-M82-Great-Observatories-Present-Rainbow-of-a-Galaxy
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Distance from fast facts
Facility
Chandra, Hubble, Hubble, Spitzer
Instrument
ACIS, ACS, ACS, IRAC
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Orange, Red
Band
X-ray, Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
-, B-band, H-alpha, Mid-IR
Central Wavelength
0.8267, 440, 656, 8000
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
Reference Value
149.11051168, 69.7053749827
Reference Dimension
4299, 3490
Reference Pixel
922.146820068, 1153.85690308
Scale
-4.1635027032331E-05, 4.1635027032331E-05
Rotation
49.936065630295
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
Spitzer Space Telescope
URL
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu
Name
Spitzer Space Telescope
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/info/18-Image-Use-Policy
Publisher
Spitzer Science Center
Publisher ID
spitzer
Resource ID
sig06-010.tif
Metadata Date
2012-10-11
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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Universescalefull
11,700,000 light years