Detail of a View Towards the Great Attractor

This image shows the central region of the Great Attractor at the original resolution of the WFI. Note the strong warping of the galaxy to the left of the center, which may be caused by gravitational interaction with one or both of the bright galaxies that are seen above and below it. The field shown measures about 12 x 12 arcmin 2.

Five exposures each were made in blue (B-band filter; 5 x 300 sec), red (R-band filter; 5 x 180 sec) and near-infrared (narrow-band filter centered at 816 nm; 5 x 240 sec) light and combined into a false-colour composite by using blue, green, and red colour for the three images, respectively. A logarithmic intensity scale is used to better show the inner as well as the outer regions of the galaxies in this field.

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About the Image

Id:eso9954d
Type:Observation
Release date:21 December 1999
Related releases:eso9954
Size:3000 x 2995 px

About the Object

Name:Great Attractor
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Cosmology
Constellation:Triangulum Australe

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 14 22.57
Position (Dec):-60° 52' 6.63"
Field of view:11.90 x 11.88 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
Near-IR
816 nm MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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