Messier 82

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Messier 82
A mosaic image taken bi the Hubble Telescope o Messier 82, combinin exposurs taken wi fower coloured filters that captur starnlicht frae veesible an infrareid wavelengths as well as the licht frae the glowin hydrogen filaments.
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
ConstellationUrsa Major
Richt ascension09h 55m 52.2s[1]
Declination+69° 40′ 47″[1]
Redshift203 ± 4 km/s[1]
Distance11.5 ± 0.8 Mly (3.5 ± 0.3 Mpc)[2]
Apparent dimensions (V)11′.2 × 4′.3[1]
Apparent magnitude (V)8.41[3][4]
Notable featursEdge on starburst galaxy
Ither designations
NGC 3034, UGC 5322, Arp 337, Cigar Galaxy, PGC 28655, 3C 231[1]
See an aa: Galaxy, Leet o galaxies

Messier 82 (kent as NGC 3034, Cigar Galaxy or M82 an aw) is the prototype[5] nearby starnburst galaxy aboot 12 million licht-years away in the constellation Ursa Major. The starburst galaxy is five times mair luminous nor the whole Milky Way an ane hundrit times mair luminous nor oor galaxy's center.[5] The starnburst activity is thoucht tae be triggered bi interaction wi neighborin galaxy M81.

SN 2014J, an apparent Type Ia supernova, wis observed in the galaxy on 21 Januar 2014.[6] [7] [8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e f "NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database". Results for NGC 3034. Retrieved 27 October 2006.
  2. Karachentsev, I. D.; Kashibadze, O. G. (2006). "Masses of the local group and of the M81 group estimated from distortions in the local velocity field". Astrophysics. 49 (1): 3–18. Bibcode:2006Ap.....49....3K. doi:10.1007/s10511-006-0002-6.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  3. "SIMBAD-M82". SIMBAD Astronomical Database. Retrieved 29 November 2009.
  4. Armando, Gil de Paz (2007). "The GALEX Ultraviolet Atlas of Nearby Galaxies". Astrophysical Journal Supplement. 173 (2): 185–255. arXiv:astro-ph/0606440. Bibcode:2007ApJS..173..185G. doi:10.1086/516636. Unknown parameter |coauthors= ignored (|author= suggested) (help)
  5. a b Barker, S.; de Grijs, R.; Cerviño, M. (2008). "Star cluster versus field star formation in the nucleus of the prototype starburst galaxy M 82". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 484 (3): 711–720. arXiv:0804.1913. Bibcode:2008A&A...484..711B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:200809653.
  7. "Sudden Supernova In M82 Galaxy Rips Apart The Night Sky (A Bit)". Huffington Post.