The Whirlpool Galaxy

NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has returned the most detailed images ever of supernova 1994I which is in the 'Whirlpool Galaxy' (M51) located 20 million light-years away in the constellation Canes Venatici.

Credit:

Robert P. Kirshner/Harvard-Smithsonian Center forAstrophysics, NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9420a
Type:Observation
Release date:19 May 1994, 06:00
Size:652 x 530 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 13277+4727, M 51, Messier 51, NGC 5194, Whirlpool Galaxy
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:25 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Mid-UV
255 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
336 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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