[M82 in red, Bill Keel]

The nearby interacting starburst galaxy Messier 82 in an image through a narrow-band filter including H-alpha emission. The ionized-gas filaments extending along the galaxy's minor axis trace a large-scale wind powered by the starburst. The image was taken with a TI CCD at the Lowell 1.1m telescope.

[M82 narrow-band color composite]

Here, M82 is shown in a slightly odd color-composite CCD image. The red filter was a narrow-band one that passed H-alpha emission from the galaxy, highlighting the outflow of ionized gas driven by the starburst which has raged through much of M82 but most strongly in the central regions.

[M82 color composite]

This color-composite CCD image is a slower-contrast one, highlighting the inner regions of M82.

Credit: Bill Keel, University of Alabama

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