Section of M51 with Progenitor Star

Credit:

NASA, ESA, W. Li and A. Filippenko (University of California, Berkeley), S. Beckwith (STScI), and The Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0521b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 July 2005, 20:00
Size:1800 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 13277+4727, M 51, Messier 51, NGC 5194, Whirlpool Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Stars Images/Videos
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:25 million light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
(H-alpha+NII)
658 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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