Figure 14

Figure 14

This map displays the color structure of an approximately 2 arcsec by 2 arcsec region around the double nucleus of M31. The two yellow regions are the M31 nuclei, and the space between them has V-K color comparable to that of the surrounding regions, indicating that this gap is likely not due to dust obscuration. This color map was produced by combining and HST WFPC2 F555W "V" band image with a comparable resolution Strehl 0.5-0.6 K band image obtained with the Adaptive Optics Bonnette on the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. These data were prepared by T. Davidge.