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.

Mynd/Myndskeið:

ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/PHANGS

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Auðkenni:ngc1300-alma-cc
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Júl 16, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Stærð:886 x 877 px

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Nafn:NGC 1300
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Eridanus
Flokkur: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
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

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TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Millímetri
CO [2–1]
1.2 cmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6