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
|Release date:||16 July 2021, 14:00|
|Size:||1177 x 599 px|
About the Object
|Position (RA):||11 20 15.33|
|Position (Dec):||12° 58′ 52.88″|
|Field of view:||3.92 x 2.00 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 90.0° left of vertical|
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