M101 composite image: Chandra data (blue component)

The blue colour shows Chandra's view in X-ray light. Sources of X-rays include million-degree gas, exploded stars, and material colliding around black holes.

Credit:

NASA, CXC, and K. Kuntz (JHU)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0907e
Type:Observation
Release date:10 February 2009, 15:00
Size:1800 x 1800 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 101, NGC 4547, Pinwheel
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:22 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major

Image Formats

Large JPEG
175.9 KB
Screensize JPEG
66.9 KB

Coordinates

Position (RA):14 3 9.16
Position (Dec):54° 21' 13.01"
Field of view:17.73 x 17.73 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
X-ray0.8275 nm Chandra
ACIS

Also see our


Accelerated by CDN77