Archive for the ‘M51’ Category

Recent Images and News of Messier Objects

July 15, 2008

M4 (and NGC 6397) from Chandra; April 28, 2008:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/gclust/

M31 and M101 by Galex, February 21, 2008:
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/newsroom/glx2008-01f.html

M81 from Chandra; June 18, 2008:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/m81/

M81 group (in particular, Arp’s Loop), from Hubble; January 8, 2008:
http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2008/02/

M81 group with radio clouds, from NRAO; January 10, 2008:
http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2008/m81clouds/

M82 in X-rays by XMM Newton:
http://xmm.esac.esa.int/external/xmm_science/gallery/public/level3.php?id=1004

M83 by Galex; April 16, 2008:
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/newsroom/glx2008-01r.html

M106 by Galex; April 28, 2008:
http://www.galex.caltech.edu/newsroom/glx2008-02f.html

Various THINGS galaxies, including M51, M63, M74, M81 and several M81 group dwarfs, by NRAO; January 10, 2008:
http://www.nrao.edu/pr/2008/things/

Advertisements

M51: New Chandra/Hubble image of the Whirlpool Galaxy

January 25, 2008

Nasa’s big space observatories, Chandra (CXO), GALEX, Hubble (HST), and Spitzer (SST) have been used to obtain a new, gorgeous composite image in multiple parts of the spectrum: The X-ray, UV, optical, and infrared part, respectively.

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Wesleyan Univ./R.Kilgard et al; UV: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Optical: NASA/ESA/S. Beckwith & Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); IR: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Univ. of AZ/R. Kennicutt

Chandra Press Release:
http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m51/

Spitzer Press Release:
http://sscws1.ipac.caltech.edu/Imagegallery/image.php?image_name=sig07-024

SEDS M51 page:
http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m051.html