FORS Deep Field near Q0103-260

During the commissioning of FORS1, "deep fields" were observed in order to estimate the limiting magnitudes of the new instrument. Fields were selected which do not contain bright stars that might reduce the image quality due to scattered light. This FORS "deep field" hosts the quasar Q0103-260, which is visible as a bright white source near the bottom, to the lower left (south-east) of the prominent spiral galaxy.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9857d
Type:Observation
Release date:26 November 1998
Related releases:eso9857
Size:2884 x 2795 px

About the Object

Name:FORS Deep Field, FORS1, Q0103-260
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=3.36 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 6 3.89
Position (Dec):-25° 45' 27.11"
Field of view:3.52 x 3.41 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical
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BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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