Spitzer image of Messier 82

Composite image of the active galaxy Messier 82 from infrared observations by Spitzer Space Telescope in three wavelength bands coded in red (longest wavelength), green, and blue (shortest wavelengths).

Credit:

NASA/JPL-Caltech/C. Engelbracht (University of Arizona)

About the Image

Id:heic0604f
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2006, 15:00
Related releases:heic0604
Size:4522 x 3618 px

About the Object

Name:Cigar Galaxy, M 82, 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

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
3.6 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.5 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
5.8 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
8.0 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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