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About this Object

Object Name:

M82, NGC 3034

Object Description:

Starburst Galaxy

Position (J2000):

R.A. 09h 55m 52s
Dec. +69° 40' 49"


Ursa Major


12 million light-years (3.7 Megaparsecs)


This image is roughly 7.9 arcminutes (28,000 light-years or 8,500 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 10776: M. Mountain (STScI), J. Gallagher (University of Wisconsin-Madison), P. Puxley (NSF), K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI/AURA).



Exposure Date:

March 27-29, 2006

Exposure Time:

13.7 hours


F435W (B), F555W (V), F658N (H-alpha), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 24, 2006