First VLT Excursion into Deep Space

This photo is a reproduction of a combination of five 15-minute exposures with the VLT Test Camera. They were obtained through a red filtre on June 5, 1998, during a spare period when no technical tests were scheduled. They cover a part of the Hubble Deep Field - South (about 1.3 x 1.3 arcmin, or about 1/400th of the area of the Full Moon). It is the VLT's first real look into deep space and represents a most promising demonstration of the VLT's future possibilities.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9833a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 July 1998
Related releases:eso9833
Size:2876 x 2636 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Deep Field South
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Tucana
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 32 54.84
Position (Dec):-60° 33' 5.94"
Field of view:1.33 x 1.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 44.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope

 

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