Cluster of Galaxies Abell 496

This image displays a 0.5° x 0.5° sky field centered on the distant cluster of galaxies Abell 496, as imaged by the WFI at the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla during a total exposure time of just over 2 hours. The original frame is a composite of several shorter exposures and encompasses approx. 8000 x 8000 pixels. The (nearly vertical, divided by the exposures) trail of a minor planet in the solar system is seen to the left of the centre.

The WFI image of Abell 496 was obtained in blue light (B-band) and corresponds to a total integration time of 7560 seconds, split into a number of exposures lasting between 600 and 1200 seconds. The faintest objects just detectable in this image have a B-magnitude of about 26.5.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9954f
Type:Observation
Release date:21 December 1999
Related releases:eso9954
Size:1962 x 1989 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 496
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:450 million light years
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Galaxy Clusters

Image Formats

Large JPEG
1.6 MB
Screensize JPEG
506.8 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
394.4 KB
1280x1024
629.1 KB
1600x1200
885.1 KB
1920x1200
1.0 MB
2048x1536
1.3 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):4 33 37.75
Position (Dec):-13° 15' 42.28"
Field of view:31.10 x 31.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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