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
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:13 million light years

Colours & filters

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

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