[M100, KPNO]

This image shows the bright grand-design spiral galaxy M100 in the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, although it is actually not located in Virgo, but in the neighboring constellation Coma Berenices. Seen nearly face-on, the spiral arms of this galaxy show conspicuous clouds of blue (hot, young) stars. Also visible in this image are two well-defined and one very faint dwarf galaxies; the photographer was successful in catching these faint objects, while still avoiding to saturate the inner regions of M100.

This image was taken with the KPNO 0.9-meter telescope on the night of December 20th 2002 UT.
Credit line: N.A.Sharp/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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    [M100 CCD image]

    CCD image of M100, from Greg Bothun's Messier Object Image Collection

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    [M100 image, ESO]

    European Southern Observatory image of M100, obtained with their VLT MELIPAL and VIMOS (VIsible Multi-Object Spectrograph).

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  • ESO has also provided a photo of Supernova 2006X in M100
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    [M100 image]

  • David Malin's M100 image, taken with the Anglo-Australian Telescope
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  • HST images of M100; more HST images (Cepheid discovery)

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