The Capodimonte Deep Field

This image shows an enlargement of an elliptical galaxy that is located to the west (right) in the Capodimonte Deep Field. The numerous tiny objects surrounding the galaxy may be globular clusters. The fuzzy object on the right edge of the field may be a dwarf spheroidal galaxy. The size of the field is about 6 x 5 arcmin 2.

Technical information: this image displays selected areas of the field shown in ESO Press Photo eso0116a at the original WFI scale, hereby also demonstrating the enormous amount of information contained in these wide-field images. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0116f
Type:Observation
Release date:10 April 2001
Related releases:eso0116
Size:2976 x 2367 px

About the Object

Name:Capodimonte Deep Field
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
• Unspecified : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Corvus

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

1024x768
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1600x1200
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1920x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 23 20.59
Position (Dec):-12° 33' 16.82"
Field of view:6.14 x 4.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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