Great Observatories Present Rainbow of a Galaxy April 25, 2006Posted by jtintle in Chandra X-ray Observatory, Deep Space, JPL, NASA, Space Fotos, University of Arizona.
|Target Name:||M82 Galaxy|
|Mission:|| Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
|Spacecraft:|| Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
|Instrument:|| Chandra X-ray Telescope
Infrared Array Camera (IRAC)
|Product Size:||640 samples x 480 lines|
|Produced By:|| California Institute of Technology
|Full-Res TIFF:||PIA08093.tif (45.01 MB)|
|Full-Res JPEG:||PIA08093.jpg (799.8 kB)|
- Original Caption Released with Image:
NASA’s Spitzer, Hubble and Chandra space observatories teamed up to create this multi-wavelength, false-colored view of the M82 galaxy. The lively portrait celebrates Hubble’s “sweet sixteen” birthday.
X-ray data recorded by Chandra appears in blue; infrared light recorded by Spitzer appears in red; Hubble’s observations of hydrogen emission appear in orange, and the bluest visible light appears in yellow-green.
About the Movie
M82 is shown in all its wavelength glory. Dissolving from Chandra X-ray Observatory images of three X-ray energy bands to images in three bands of the infrared spectrum taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, and ending with the Hubble Space Telescope’s visible- and near-infrared-light image. The three observatories’ images were composited to reveal the galaxy’s stars, as well as gas and dust features.
Note: The size of the Full-Res TIFF for the still image is 4299 samples x 3490 lines.
- Image Credit: