NGC 4303 as seen with MUSE on ESO’s VLT at several wavelengths of light

This image, taken by the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), shows the nearby galaxy NGC 4303. NGC 4303 is a spiral galaxy, with a bar of stars and gas at its centre, located approximately 55 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. The image is an overlay 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

Oikeudet:

ESO/PHANGS

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso2110b
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:16. heinäkuuta 2021 14:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso2110
Koko:888 x 884 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:Messier 61, NGC 4303
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Virgo
Kategoria:Galaxies

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Position (RA):12 21 54.89
Position (Dec):4° 28' 24.88"
Field of view:2.96 x 2.95 arcminutes
Suuntaus:Pohjoinen on -0.0° vasen pystysuuntaan nähden

Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Optinen
G
475 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
OIII
499 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
R
625 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE