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Astron. Astrophys. 315, L79-L81 (1996)

Far infrared mapping of the galaxies M51 and M101 with ISOPHOT*

H. Hippelein1, D. Lemke1, R.J. Tuffs2, M. Haas1, H.J. Völk2, U. Klaas4, U. Kinkel4, C.M. Telesco3, and C. Xu2

1 Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg,  Germany
2 Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Saupfercheckweg, D-69117 Heidelberg,  Germany
3 Department of Astronomy, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
4 Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie, Königstuhl 17, D-69117 Heidelberg,  Germany
at present   ISO Ground Observatory, Villafranca, Spain

Received 11 July 1996 / Accepted 5 September 1996

Abstract. We present far infrared (FIR) images of the two nearby galaxies M51 and M101 at 60, 100, and at 175mum. These images resolve the spiral arms of the galaxies and a number of giant HII regions embedded therein.

Key words: individual galaxies: M51, M101 - star formation - dust

* ISO is an ESA project with instruments funded by ESA Member States (especially the PI countries: France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom) and with the participation of ISAS and NASA.

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