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.

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ESO/PHANGS

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Identificazione:eso2110e
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Venerdì 16 Luglio 2021 14:00
Notizie relative:eso2110
Grandezza:885 x 595 px

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Nome:NGC 1087
Tipo:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cetus
Categoria:Galaxies

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Position (RA):2 46 25.16
Position (Dec):0° 29' 56.26"
Field of view:2.95 x 1.99 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 90.0° a sinistra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Ottico
G
475 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Ottico
OIII
499 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Ottico
R
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Ottico
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Ottico
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Ottico
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE