The NGC 3627 galaxy as seen with MUSE on ESO’s VLT

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 3627, 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 3627 is a spiral galaxy located approximately 31 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo. 

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: ngc3627-muse-cc
Type: Observation
Release date: 16 July 2021, 14:00
Size: 1177 x 599 px

About the Object

Name: NGC 3627
Type: Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
Constellation: Leo
Category: Galaxies


Position (RA): 11 20 15.33
Position (Dec): 12&deg 58′ 52.88″
Field of view: 3.92 x 2.00 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 90.0° left of vertical

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