VISTA stares deep into the cosmos

This view shows a section of the widest deep view of the sky ever taken using infrared light, with a total effective exposure time of 55 hours. It was created by combining more than 6000 individual images from the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This picture shows a region of the sky known as the COSMOS field in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant). More than 200 000 galaxies have been identified in this picture.

Credit:

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU

About the Image

Id:eso1213a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1213
Size:17121 x 10824 px

About the Object

Name:COSMOS Field
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology
Constellation:Sextans

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 0 8.35
Position (Dec):2° 21' 2.14"
Field of view:85.59 x 54.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

 

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