NGC 1087 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 1087. NGC 1087 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 80 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Cetus. 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.

Autorska prava:

ESO/PHANGS

O slici

Id:eso2110e
Tip:Opservacija
Datum objavljivanja:16. jul 2021. 14:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso2110
Veličina:885 x 595 px

O objektu

Naziv:NGC 1087
Tip:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cetus
Kategorija:Galaxies

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Koordinate

Position (RA):2 46 25.16
Position (Dec):0° 29' 56.26"
Field of view:2.95 x 1.99 arcminutes
Orijentacija:Sever je 90.0°levo od vertikale

Boje i flteri

OpsegTalasna dužinaTeleskop
Optički
G
475 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
OIII
499 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
R
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optički
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE