[M74, KPNO 4-m photo]

Great photograph of the face-on spiral galaxy M74, type Sc, in constellation Pisces, taken with the 4-m Mayall Telescope of Kitt Peak National Observatory.

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    [M74, KPNO 0.9-m color]

    Color image of face-on spiral galaxy M74, taken with the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope in 1991.
    Credit: Todd Boroson/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    [M74, 8.1-m Gemini North]

    This image was obtained by the 8.1-meter Gemini North Telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii using the newly commissioned Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph. To make the color image, three images were combined to make this red, green and blue composite. These are false colors: Blue represents filter g' (wavelengths 398-552 nm - green and blue; 4 x 240 sec exposures, sharpness 0.53 arc sec), Green, r' (562-698nm, red and yellow; 4 x 120 sec exposures, sharpness 0.55 arc sec) and Red, i' (706-850nm, far red to near infrared; 4 x 120 sec, sharpness 0.57 arc sec). The field of view of the composite image is 5.7 x 5.4 arc min and roughly 13.76 pixels/arc sec. The three images were obtained on the night of August 13-14, 2001.
    Credit: Gemini Observatory - GMOS Team

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  • Gemini Observaotry Press Release 2001-2 of October 2, 2001
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    [M74, CCD image]

    Nice CCD image of M74

    [M74, anonymous source] [PNG]

    Image of M74 from an anonymous source

    [M74, Bill Keel] [PNG]

    The bright Sc spiral galaxy M74 in a pseudocolor V-band image taken with the Lowell 1.1-meter telescope. This is an excellent example of the subtype dubbed Sc(s) in the de Vaucouleurs extension of Hubble's galaxy classification, in which the arms arise in a spiralling pattern from the nuclear region itself rather than from a surrounding ring.

    From Bill Keel's image collection at the University of Alabama.

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  • Amateur images of M74
  • UIT images of M74 (Astro-1 Space Shuttle mission)

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