VLT image of the spiral galaxy NGC 1187 (annotated)

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. This supernova is still faintly visible in this picture and is marked with a circle.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1231b
Type:Collage
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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