The NGC 1300 galaxy as seen with ALMA
This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 1300, taken with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner, shows the distribution of cold clouds of molecular gas, which provide the raw material from which stars form.
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 images were 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.Credit:
About the Image
|Release date:||16 July 2021, 14:00|
|Size:||886 x 877 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred|
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
|Position (RA):||3 19 41.10|
|Position (Dec):||-19° 24' 40.97"|
|Field of view:||2.95 x 2.92 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 0.0° left of vertical|
Colours & filters
|1.2 cm||Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array|