VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187

This picture taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 1187. This impressive spiral lies about 60 million light-years away in the constellation of Eridanus (The River). NGC 1187 has hosted two supernova explosions during the last thirty years, the latest one in 2007.

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About the Image

Id:eso1231a
Type:Observation
Release date:1 August 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1231
Size:3327 x 1928 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1187
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Spiral
• X - Galaxies
Distance:60 million light years

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