Ground-based view of two galaxy neighbours: M81 and M82

This ground-based image of M81 (left) and M82 (right) was taken by Robert Gendler with a 12 inch telescope from a suburb outside Hartford, Connecticut. The distance between the two popular galaxies is 37 arc-minutes (approximately a moon diameter). Credit: Robert Gendler


Robert Gendler

About the Image

Release date:7 March 2001, 15:00
Related releases:heic0103
Size:3000 x 2002 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 81, Messier 82, NGC 3031, NGC 3034
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Activity : Starburst
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Position (RA):9 55 19.67
Position (Dec):69° 19' 50.10"
Field of view:62.95 x 42.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 87.5° right of vertical

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