FORS1 First Light - Distant cluster of galaxies

Produced from a 5-min near-infrared exposure, this image was obtained during the night of First Light of the FORS1 instrument (September 15, 1998). It shows an enlargment of the sky field near the quasar PB5763, showing the individual members of this cluster of galaxies in more detail.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9845c
Type:Observation
Release date:23 September 1998
Related releases:eso9845
Size:2360 x 2004 px

About the Object

Name:PB5763
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.85 (redshift)
Constellation:Pisces

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 9 8.26
Position (Dec):0° 37' 15.15"
Field of view:2.48 x 2.11 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 45.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
800 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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