The NGC 1087 galaxy as seen with MUSE on ESO’s VLT

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 1087, taken with the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), combines green, red and infrared filters to reveal the distribution of stars. 

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.


About the Image

Id: ngc1087_muse-cc
Type: Observation
Release date: 16 July 2021, 14:00
Size: 885 x 595 px

About the Object

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


Position (RA): 2 46 25.16
Position (Dec): 0&deg 29′ 56.26″
Field of view: 2.95 x 1.99 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 90.0° left of vertical

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