Distant Cluster MS 1008.1-1224

The distant cluster of galaxies MS 1008.1-1224 is some 3 billion light-years distant (redshift z = 0.301). The galaxies in this cluster — that we observe as they were 3 billion years ago — are different from galaxies in our neighbourhood ; their stellar populations, on the average, are younger.

This is a composite VRI image with the individual exposures lasting 300 seconds; image quality 0.8 arcsec FWHM ; field 5 x 3 arcmin2 ; North is to the right and East is up.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0209j
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:1562 x 1176 px

About the Object

Name:MS 1008.1-1224
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.301 (redshift)
Constellation:Hydra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 10 31.40
Position (Dec):-12° 39' 1.36"
Field of view:5.36 x 4.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

 

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