Galaxies

The NGC 1087 galaxy as seen with ALMA

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

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.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id: ngc1087-alma-cc
Type: Observation
Release date: 16 July 2021, 14:00
Size: 574 x 479 px

About the Object

Name: NGC 1087
Type: Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation: Cetus
Category: Galaxies

Coordinates

Position (RA): 2 46 25.19
Position (Dec): 0&deg 29′ 54.77″
Field of view: 2.88 x 2.41 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 82.6° left of vertical

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