Hubble and Magellan composite image of Messier 83

This view of Messier 83 shows new Hubble data combined with ground-based data from the Giant Magellan Telescope, which shows a wider field of view so the whole galaxy is visible.

Credit:

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Acknowledgment: W. Blair (STScI/JHU), Carnegie Institution of Washington (Las Campanas Observatory), and NOAO

About the Image

Id:heic1403b
Type:Observation
Release date:9 January 2014, 16:20
Related releases:heic1403
Size:2850 x 2850 px

About the Object

Name:M83, Messier 83
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:15 million light years
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Galaxies

Coordinates

Position (RA):13 36 59.51
Position (Dec):-29° 52' 5.55"
Field of view:15.84 x 15.84 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H-alpha
657 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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