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.

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ESO/PHANGS

Kuvasta

Tunnistus:eso2110f
Tyyppi:Havainto
Julkaisupäivä:16. heinäkuuta 2021 14:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso2110
Koko:886 x 877 px

Kohteesta

Nimi:NGC 1300
Tyyppi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Eridanus
Kategoria:Galaxies

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Position (RA):3 19 41.10
Position (Dec):-19° 24' 40.97"
Field of view:2.95 x 2.92 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
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optinen
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE