Radio Galaxy MRC 0406-244

This is another 'jittered' image of a 5x5 arcmin field, this time in a Ks (2.16 micron) filter and showing the radio galaxy MRC 0406-244 (redshift z = 2.4); it is identified by the arrow. North is at the top and East to the left; the scale is 0.29 arcsec/pixel and the FWHM of point sources in this re-combined set of 38 1-min exposures is about 0.7 arcsec. A K = 21 mag point source yields a signal-to-noise ratio of 4 within a 1.5 arcsec diameter aperture.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9805e
Type:Observation
Release date:29 January 1998
Related releases:eso9805
Size:412 x 402 px

About the Object

Name:MRC 0406-244
Type:• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=2.44 (redshift)
Constellation:Eridanus

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 8 51.43
Position (Dec):-24° 18' 17.59"
Field of view:3.97 x 3.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
K
2.16 μmNew Technology Telescope
SofI

 

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