Ground-based image of the M81/M82 galaxy group
Date: 08 January 2008
Depicts: M81, M82, Holmberg IX
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Z. Levay (STScI) and R. Gendler
This wide-angle image taken by astrophotographer Robert Gendler shows the amazing duo of Messier 81 (right) and Messier 82 (left). These two galaxies in the Ursa Major constellation belong to some of the most famous and beloved galaxies known to amateur astronomers. Just above Messier 81 the dwarf galaxy Holmberg IX can be seen.
Last Update: 1 September 2019