M82 With Supernova 2014J | Rod Pommier

Rod Pommier
Location of photo
Pommier Observatory, Portland, Oregon, USA
Date/Time of photo
4/22/2013 through 1/26/2014
Telescope/Mount: Celestron Compustar C14 with Astrophysics 0.75x focal reducer (f/8.3) Camera: SBIG STL 11000M with Baader Planetarium H-alphaLRGB filters. Exposures: H-alpha:L:R:G:B=360:330:190:190:190=21 hours total exposure
This is a full frame presentation of M82 after the appearance of SN2014J. The jets of red hydrogen gas projecting out of the plane of the galaxy on each side are thought to be largely driven out by the frequent supernovae that occur within M82; they appear at a rate of about 1 per decade. SN2014J has a reddish-orange tint, due to scattering of light by M82's dust lanes interposed between us and the supernova.