Bright Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster
Sky field near some of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. This image was obtained in April 2000 with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at the La Silla Observatory. The large elliptical galaxy at the centre is Messier 84; the elongated image of NGC 4388 (an active spiral galaxy, seen from the side) is in the lower left corner. The field measures 16.9 x 15.7 square arcmin.
About the Image
|Release date:||16 January 2003|
|Size:||4252 x 3933 px|