August 2, 2012
Panning Across Spiral Galaxy NGC 1187
This pan video takes a close look at a new image taken with ESO’s Very Large Telescope showing 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.