Distant galaxies in NGC 300 field

A group of galaxies seen on NGC 300 images. They are all quite red and their similar colours indicate that they must be about equally distant. They probably constitute a distant cluster, now in the stage of formation.

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About the Image

Id:eso0221f
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:756 x 920 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 300
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 56 4.70
Position (Dec):-37° 42' 39.40"
Field of view:3.01 x 3.66 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
V
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

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