The NGC 1300 galaxy as seen with MUSE on ESO’s VLT

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 1300, 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 1300 is a spiral galaxy, with a bar of stars and gas at its centre, located approximately 61 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Eridanus. 

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: ngc1300-muse
Type: Observation
Release date: 16 July 2021, 14:00
Size: 886 x 877 px

About the Object

Name: NGC 1300
Type: Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Barred
Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation: Eridanus
Category: Galaxies


Position (RA): 3 19 41.10
Position (Dec): -19&deg 24′ 40.97″
Field of view: 2.95 x 2.92 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 0.0° left of vertical

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