Massive Cluster of Galaxies RXCJ1206.2-0848

Very massive distant cluster of galaxies RXCJ1206.2-0848, located at a redshift of z = 0.44. The contours indicate the X-ray surface brightness distribution. Most of the yellowish galaxies are cluster members. A gravitationally lensed galaxy with a distorted, very elongated image is seen, just right of the centre. The image was obtained with the EFOSC multi-mode instrument on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory (Chile).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0419a
Type:Observation
Release date:3 June 2004
Related releases:eso0419
Size:800 x 805 px

About the Object

Name:RXCJ1206.2-0848
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.44 (redshift)

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BandTelescope
ESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC

Notes: The contours were added from data collected by the REFLEX cluster survey.

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