Spectrum of the Distant Galaxy MS 1512-cB58 (detail)

An enlargement of a small wavelength region that shows the full resolution and extreme wealth of information contained in the spectrum of this faint object. This image is observed at full resolution (434.8 - 443.0 nm), with two dozen Lyman-alpha absorption lines (indicated by red marks) arising from intervening intergalactic clouds indicated.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0208c
Type:Chart
Release date:11 March 2002
Related releases:eso0208
Size:1499 x 635 px

About the Object

Name:MS 1512-cB58
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=2.723 (redshift)

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Optical
B
439 nm Very Large Telescope
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