Colour-Composite of the Sky Field with Several High-Redshift Galaxies

Sky region imaged with the multi-mode FORS2 instrument on the 8.2-m VLT YEPUN telescope, in which a number of galaxies in the redshift range from 4.8 to 5.8 were discovered. They are accordingly located at a distance of about 12,600 million light-years from the Earth. This is a composite image where the blue, green and red colours correspond to the R- (central wavelength at 650 nm), the I- (about 780 nm), and the z-band filter (910 nm), respectively. The size of the sky field corresponds to about 1,000 million light-years at the distance of these galaxies. North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0326a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 August 2003
Related releases:eso0326
Size:782 x 788 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
• X - Galaxies
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=5.3 (redshift)
Constellation:Piscis Austrinus

Image Formats

Stor JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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1600x1200
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2048x1536
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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 27 10.02
Position (Dec):-35° 21' 27.82"
Field of view:6.59 x 6.64 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
R
650 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrared
I
780 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrared
Z
910 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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