ground- and space-based HST/WIYN composite image of M82

A ground- and space-based HST/WIYN composite image of M82 and its optically bright superwind. This has been colour-coded to show its supergalactic wind running left-right (north-south) and a nearly vertical disk of stars. Broad blue, green and red filters were used to render the relatively smooth stellar disk. Purple represents emission from hydrogen.

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M. Westmoquette (UCL)/J. Gallagher (Wisconsin-Madison)/ L. Smith (STScI/UCL)

About the Image

Id:geminiann09013c
Type:Observation
Release date:June 24, 2009, 1:41 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann09013
Size:500 x 408 px

About the Object

Name:M82
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 55 53.82
Position (Dec):69° 41' 15.52"
Field of view:8.52 x 6.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.7° left of vertical