Quasar (24.5 mag ;z~4) in MS 1008 Field

Multi-colour image of the field in the galaxy cluster MS 1008, with a 24.5-mag lensed quasar (arrow) observed at redshift z = 4.0 during the present study. This image was obtained by the VLT/ANTU telescope during its Science Verification phase. The photo is based on a composite of four images with exposure times and seeing conditions of 82 min and 0.72 arcsec (B band), 90 min and 0.65 arcsec (V band), 90 min and 0.64 arcsec (R band) and 67 min and 0.55 arcsec (I band), respectively. The field is 1.8 x 1.6 arcmin 2 ; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0015a
Type:Observation
Release date:13 April 2000
Related releases:eso0015
Size:942 x 939 px

About the Object

Name:MS 1008
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN : Quasar
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Quasars & Black Holes
Distance:z=0.31 (redshift)

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
420 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
V
554 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
657 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Infrared
I
768 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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