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.
Color image of face-on spiral galaxy M74, taken with the KPNO 0.9-meter
telescope in 1991.
Credit: Todd Boroson/NOAO/AURA/NSF
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
Nice CCD image of M74
Image of M74 from an anonymous source
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.
Last Modification: June 28, 1999