Chandra image of Messier 82

Composite image of the active galaxy Messier 82 from x-ray observations by Chandra X-Ray Observatory in three energy bands coded in red (lowest energy x-ray photons), green and blue (highest energy).

Credit:

NASA/CXC/JHU/D.Strickland

About the Image

Id:heic0604e
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0604
Size:4522 x 3618 px

About the Object

Name:Cigar Galaxy, Messier 82
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Distance:13 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 55 54.93
Position (Dec):69° 40' 52.89"
Field of view:7.53 x 6.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 50.0° left of vertical

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BandTelescope
X-ray Chandra
ACIS
X-ray Chandra
ACIS
X-ray Chandra
ACIS

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