The NGC 4303 galaxy as seen with MUSE on ESOs VLT

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eso_ngc4303-muse July 16th, 2021

Credit: ESO/PHANGS

This image of the nearby galaxy NGC 4303, taken with the Multi-Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) on ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT), combines green, red and infrared filters to reveal the distribution of stars. NGC 4303 is a spiral galaxy, with a bar of stars and gas at its centre, located approximately 55 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Virgo. 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.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc4303-muse/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 4303
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Type > Spiral
Eso_ngc4303-muse_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 21m 54.9s
DEC = 4° 28’ 24.9”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
3.0 x 3.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VLT (MUSE) Optical (G) 475.0 nm
Green VLT (MUSE) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Red VLT (MUSE) Optical (I) 775.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
ngc4303-muse
Subject Category
C.5.1.1  
Subject Name
NGC 4303
Credits
ESO/PHANGS
Release Date
2021-07-16T14:00:53.028313
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/ngc4303-muse/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
G, R, I
Central Wavelength
475, 625, 775
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
185.478719961, 4.47357646823
Reference Dimension
888.0, 884.0
Reference Pixel
444.0, 442.0
Scale
-5.56236710419e-05, 5.56236710419e-05
Rotation
-0
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
https://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
ngc4303-muse
Metadata Date
2021-06-02T10:05:52+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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