Grand Spiral Messier 81 (ground-based)

This ground-based image shows the spiral galaxy Messier 81 in its entirety. The image is a combination of exposures from the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma (courtesy of Jonathan Irwin) and Digitized Sky Survey 2 images.

Credit:

ESA/INT/DSS2

About the Image

Id:heic0401e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2004, 15:00
Related releases:heic0401
Size:2603 x 1896 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 81, NGC 3031
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:12 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.9 MB
Screensize JPEG
124.4 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 55 33.61
Position (Dec):69° 3' 58.50"
Field of view:28.88 x 21.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

Notes: Data collected by Jonathan Irwin using the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma also contributed to this image.

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