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Wide-field view of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster

The Fornax Galaxy Cluster is one of the closest such groupings beyond our own Local Group of galaxies. This visible light wide-field image of the cluster was created from photographs taken through red and blue filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field of view is approximately three degrees across.

Credit:

ESO and Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

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About the Image

Id:eso0949m
Type:Observation
Release date:11 December 2009, 11:30
Related releases:eso0949
Size:10582 x 10582 px

About the Object

Name:Fornax Cluster
Type:• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Fornax

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154.3 MB
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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 38 29.97
Position (Dec):-35° 27' 17.88"
Field of view:179.82 x 179.82 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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