Archive for the ‘M83’ Category

M83: New GALEX and VLA images

July 24, 2008

[M83, UV-radio composite]

Nasa’s GALEX UV satellite and the NRAO’s Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope have been used to create new images of the conspicuous Southern Pinwheel spiral galaxy, M83, and found newly formed stars in far outlying spiral arms.

GALEX Press Release (April 16, 2008):

SEDS M83 page:


Recent Images and News of Messier Objects

July 15, 2008

M4 (and NGC 6397) from Chandra; April 28, 2008:

M31 and M101 by Galex, February 21, 2008:

M81 from Chandra; June 18, 2008:

M81 group (in particular, Arp’s Loop), from Hubble; January 8, 2008:

M81 group with radio clouds, from NRAO; January 10, 2008:

M82 in X-rays by XMM Newton:

M83 by Galex; April 16, 2008:

M106 by Galex; April 28, 2008:

Various THINGS galaxies, including M51, M63, M74, M81 and several M81 group dwarfs, by NRAO; January 10, 2008:

M83: SINGG Survey

July 10, 2006

[SINGG image of M83]

SINGG image of M83

Gas-rich galaxies display a wide range of structures and properties, but one thing they all seem to have are some newly formed stars. Images from the Survey for Ionization in Neutral Gas Galaxies (SINGG), an NOAO Survey Program, are designed to highlight areas of star formation in gas rich galaxies.

This image shows M83.

Gerhardt Meurer of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, is the Principal investigator for SINGG. For more information, see: