Hubble/GALEX/Spitzer Composite Image of M81

This image combines data from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) missions. The GALEX ultraviolet data were from the far-UV portion of the spectrum (135 to 175 nanometres). The Spitzer infrared data were taken with the IRAC 4 detector (8 microns). The Hubble data were taken at the blue portion of the spectrum.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and A. Zezas (Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics); GALEX data: NASA, JPL-Caltech, GALEX Team, J. Huchra et al. (Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics); Spitzer data: NASA/JPL/Caltech/Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics.

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0710b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 May 2007, 21:30
Related releases:heic0710
Size:2456 x 3180 px

About the Object

Name:Bode's Galaxy, Messier 81
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:12 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Far-UV
150 nm GALEX
Optical
B
440 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Near-IR
8.0 μm Spitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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