[M83, HST]

HST Image of M83 Central Region. This HST image reveals that there is active star formation in both the bright nucleus of M83 as well as farther out in the spiral arms where bluer stars are seen. In between the nucleus and the outer spiral arms, there is a greenish-colored, bar-shaped region. Astronomers believe this area contains middle-aged stars and that it is largely devoid of active star formation. Image field of view is 8.4 arcmin per side.

[M83, HST]

HST Close-up of M83 Nucleus. Image scale is 8.4 arcmin per side.

Credit for the images in this page: NASA/HST

  • AAT images of M83 (David Malin)
  • ESO/VLT images of M83
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory images of M83
  • NRAO/VLA radio images of M83
  • More images of M83
  • Amateur images of M83

    Hartmut Frommert
    Christine Kronberg

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    Last Modification: 20 Jul 2003