M101 Mosaic

Noirlab_noao-02881_1024

noirlab_noao-02881 June 30th, 2020

Credit: George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/

The well-known spiral galaxy M101 was imaged by Dr George Jacoby at the Kitt Peak National Observatory's 0.9-meter telescope, using the new wide-field imaging system Mosaic. This instrument combines the pictures from eight separate CCD chips, carefully mounted next to each other for a total of 8192 pixels square, and can thus image a large area without sacrificing resolution. M101 (NGC5457) is a type Sc spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major and is quite similar to our own Galaxy.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02881/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M101
Noirlab_noao-02881_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 3m 30.0s
DEC = 54° 6’ 15.4”
Orientation
North is 89.7° CCW
Field of View
33.1 x 32.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major
Noirlab_noao-02881_1280
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ID
noao-02881
Subject Category
Subject Name
M101
Credits
George Jacoby, Bruce Bohannan, Mark Hanna/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:33:54
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-02881/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
210.8749623, 54.1042717
Reference Dimension
7680.0, 7540.0
Reference Pixel
7129.558594, 3141.281738
Scale
-7.18e-05, 7.19e-05
Rotation
89.68762473
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao-02881
Metadata Date
2022-09-12T14:58:01.667478
Metadata Version
1.1
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