Close-up on "blue blobs"

A Hubble Space Telescope visible light close-up of bright blue star clusters in Arp's Loop in the M81-M82 galaxy group.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and D. de Mello (Catholic University of America/GSFC)

About the Image

Id:heic0801d
Type:Observation
Release date:8 January 2008, 20:00
Related releases:heic0801
Size:690 x 690 px

About the Object

Name:Holmberg IX, M81, M82
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:12 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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