ISO: Normal Galaxies Results Gallery

M83 LW2
An ISOCAM image of Messier 83, taken through the LW2 (7 micron) filter with a 6 arcsec pixel field of view. The spiral arms, containing the star forming regions are very prominent due to emission from dust particles and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrogen (PAH) molecules.

This image was published in the Jun 1996 issue of the French magazine "journal des astronomes francais" (JAF).

Further information on this object can be found in "ISOCAM 4 micron imaging of the nuclear starburst in M83", Rouan,D. et al.