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.

Credit:

ESO

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
Constellation:Eridanus

Image Formats

Stor JPEG
3.3 MB
Screensize JPEG
190.0 KB

Zoomable


Wallpapers

1024x768
365.6 KB
1280x1024
663.5 KB
1600x1200
998.6 KB
1920x1200
1.2 MB
2048x1536
1.7 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):3 2 36.55
Position (Dec):-22° 52' 7.06"
Field of view:6.92 x 4.01 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
429 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

Also see our