Pinwheel Galaxy close-up 6

Two distant galaxies behind Messier 101 and a collection of individual foreground stars from one of its spiral arms.

Credit:

Image: European Space Agency & NASA

Acknowledgements:

Project Investigators for the original Hubble data: K.D. Kuntz (GSFC), F. Bresolin (University of Hawaii), J. Trauger (JPL), J. Mould (NOAO), and Y.-H. Chu (University of Illinois, Urbana)

Image processing: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

CFHT image: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope/J.-C. Cuillandre/Coelum

NOAO image: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:heic0602h
Type:Observation
Release date:28 February 2006, 12:00
Related releases:heic0602
Size:1000 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, Pinwheel Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:23 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

Image Formats

Large JPEG
457.0 KB
Screensize JPEG
315.9 KB

Zoomable


Coordinates

Position (RA):14 2 46.26
Position (Dec):54° 25' 16.33"
Field of view:0.83 x 0.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 3.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope

Notes: The Hubble data for this image was superimposed over ground-based images taken with the ground-based Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT).

Also see our


Accelerated by CDN77