Centre of Galaxy Cluster MS1008.1-1224

True-colour image of the centre of the cluster of galaxies, MS1008.1-1224, combined from exposures with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument at VLT UT1, in the four optical bands, B (blue; exposure time 4950 sec; image quality 0.60 - 0.85 arcsec), V (green; 5400 sec; 0.50 - 0.75 arcsec), R (red; 5400 sec; 0.45 - 0.75 arcsec) and I (near-infrared; 4050 sec; 0.45 - 0.75). The field measures about 200 x 200 arcsec 2.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9920q
Type:Observation
Release date:27 February 1999
Related releases:eso9920, eso9912
Size:2884 x 2836 px

About the Object

Name:MS 1008.1-1224
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.301 (redshift)
Constellation:Hydra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 10 34.11
Position (Dec):-12° 39' 48.77"
Field of view:3.18 x 3.13 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
440 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
557 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
655 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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