NGC 1087 as seen with the VLT and ALMA at several wavelengths of light

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 1087 was obtained by combining observations taken with the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) and with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), in which ESO is a partner. NGC 1087 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 80 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Cetus. The image is a combination of observations conducted at different wavelengths of light to map stellar populations and gas. ALMA’s observations are represented in brownish-orange tones and highlight the clouds of cold molecular gas that provide the raw material from which stars form. The MUSE data show up mainly in gold and blue. The bright golden glows map warm clouds of mainly ionised hydrogen, oxygen and sulphur gas, marking the presence of newly born stars, while the bluish regions 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.

Të drejtat:

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

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso2110j
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Kor 16, 2021, 14:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso2110
Përmasat:885 x 595 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:NGC 1087
Tipi:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation:Cetus
Kategori:Galaxies

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Koordinatat

Position (RA):2 46 25.16
Position (Dec):0° 29' 56.26"
Field of view:2.95 x 1.99 arcminutes
Orientimi:Veriu është 90.0° majtas vertikales

Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
OIII
499 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
G
475 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
R
630 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
H-alpha
656 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optik
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
MOSAIC
Milimetër
CO [2–1]
1.2 cmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 6
Optik
SII
673 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE