NGC 1300 as seen with MUSE on ESO’s VLT at several wavelengths of light

This image, taken with the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), shows the nearby galaxy NGC 1300. NGC 1300 is a spiral galaxy, with a bar of stars and gas at its centre, located approximately 61 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. The image is a combination of observations conducted at different wavelengths of light to map stellar populations and warm gas. The golden glows mainly correspond to clouds of ionised hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur gas, marking the presence of newly born stars, while the bluish regions in the background reveal the distribution of slightly older stars. 

The image was taken as part of the Physics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS (PHANGS) project, which is making high-resolution observations of nearby galaxies with telescopes operating across the electromagnetic spectrum.

Të drejtat:

ESO/PHANGS

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2110f
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Kor 16, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso2110
Përmasat:886 x 877 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 1300
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategori:Galaxies

Formate Fotografish

JPEG i madh
179,5 KB

E zmadhueshme


Wallpaper

1024x768
180,8 KB
1280x1024
252,3 KB
1600x1200
321,3 KB
1920x1200
333,7 KB
2048x1536
445,5 KB

Koordinatat

Position (RA):3 19 41.10
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 40.97"
Field of view:2.95 x 2.92 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 0.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
G
475 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
OIII
499 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
R
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE