Ground-based view of two galaxy neighbours: M81 and M82

This ground-based image of M81 (left) and M82 (right) was taken by Robert Gendler with a 12 inch telescope from a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. The distance between the two popular galaxies is 37 arc-minutes (approximately a moon diameter). Credit: Robert Gendler

Credit:

Robert Gendler

About the Image

Id:heic0103d
Type:Observation
Release date:7 March 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0103
Size:3000 x 2002 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 81, Messier 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos


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