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.
About the Image
|Release date:||7 January 2004, 15:00|
|Size:||2603 x 1896 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Messier 81, NGC 3031|
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral|
|Distance:||12 million light years|
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Notes: Data collected by Jonathan Irwin using the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma also contributed to this image.