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M82 - NGC3034 © Ken Crawford Rancho Del Sol Observatory MPC G67
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M82 is also known as the Cigar Galaxy and is about 12 million light-years from us. It is also a star burst galaxy with a very active core with plumes of red hydrogen blasting out into space. New star formation is happening at a tremendous rate making it one of the most interesting galaxies we know of. This image is an APOD.
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The red plumes were enhanced from hydrogen data with Red Continuum subtracted from it to increase the contrast.
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