VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187

This picture taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last thirty years, the latest one in 2007.

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About the Image

Id:eso1231a
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2012. augusztus 1. 12.00
Related releases:eso1231
Size:3327 x 1928 px

About the Object

Név:NGC 1187
Típus:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 2 36.55
Position (Dec):-22° 52' 7.06"
Field of view:6.92 x 4.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
429 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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