New Population of Distant Galaxies

Small patch of the sky surveyed by the VVDS team in the Cetus (The Whale) constellation. This colour-composite image based on observations made with Megacam at the CFHT indicates a few of the newly found distant galaxies (encircled ones) based on VIMOS/VLT data. In this field of view of about 3 x 3 arcmin, 13 distant galaxies were discovered. The VVDS team discovered in total about 1,000 of such galaxies.

Credit:

ESO/LAM-OAMP/CFHT

About the Image

Id:eso0530a
Type:Observation
Release date:22 September 2005
Related releases:eso0530
Size:2269 x 2034 px

About the Object

Name:VIMOS VLT Deep Survey
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology

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