NGC 3077

The dark clumps of material scattered around the bright nucleus of NGC 3077 are pieces of wreckage from the galaxy's interactions with its larger neighbours. NGC 3077 is a member of the M81 group of galaxies and it resides 12.5 million light-years from Earth.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, J. Dalcanton and B. Williams (University of Washington)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0819d
Type:Observation
Release date:30 September 2008, 16:00
Related releases:heic0819
Size:1491 x 830 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 3077
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Size : Dwarf
Distance:13 million light years
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 3 21.45
Position (Dec):68° 44' 3.26"
Field of view:2.17 x 1.21 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 27.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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