A Wide-field view of the sky around a field studied in the MASSIV survey

This image shows a photographic view created from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 of part of the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). The bright red star at the upper right is the famous variable star Mira (Omicron Ceti) and towards the lower left is the region of space studied in a new survey, using ESO’s VLT and the SINFONI instrument, of the feeding habits of young galaxies as they grew through cosmic time.

Credit:

Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso1212d
Type:Observation
Release date:14 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1212
Size:10657 x 10672 px

About the Object

Name:Omicron Ceti, VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS)
Type:• X - Cosmology
• X - Stars
Constellation:Cetus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 21 0.01
Position (Dec):-3° 7' 59.55"
Field of view:178.78 x 179.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
445 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
658 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
806 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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