Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies

Sky region imaged with the multi-mode FORS2 instrument on the 8.2-m VLT YEPUN telescope, in which a number of galaxies in the redshift range from 4.8 to 5.8 were discovered. They are accordingly located at a distance of about 12,600 million light-years from the Earth. This is a composite image where the blue, green and red colours correspond to the R- (central wavelength at 650 nm), the I- (about 780 nm), and the z-band filter (910 nm), respectively. The size of the sky field corresponds to about 1,000 million light-years at the distance of these galaxies. North is up and East is left.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0326a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 August 2003
Related releases:eso0326
Size:782 x 788 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
• X - Galaxies
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=5.3 (redshift)

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
650 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrared
I
780 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrared
Z
910 nm Very Large Telescope
FORS2

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