M31, The Andromeda Galaxy

Visible Light -Infrared Composite

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
Composite Image from Five Data Sources

8.2 Meter Subaru Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope

Mayall 4M Telescope, Kitt Peak National Observatory (NOAO), Digitized Sky Survey

24um IR Data courtesy the Spitzer Space Telescope (JPL)

Image Assembly and Processing : Robert Gendler, Russell Croman

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2000 X 1631


2400 X 1957


(Overlay script courtesy of Judy Schmidt)


Copyright 2014 Robert Gendler, Subaru Telescope (NAOJ), NOAO, The Spitzer Space Telescope (JPL),

Hubble Legacy Archive, NOAO


Based on observations made with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, and obtained from the Hubble Legacy Archive, which is a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI/NASA), the Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility (ST-ECF/ESA) and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC/NRC/CSA).

The H alpha data come from the Local Group Galaxies Survey (Massey et al. 2006, Astrophysical Journal, 131, 2701) and are based on images taken with the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy under cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

The Spitzer Space Telescope World Wide Web Site is the result of a collaborative effort by the Education and Public Outreach team at the Spitzer Science Center (SSC), California Institute of Technology.