Massive Cluster of Galaxies RXCJ1206.2-0848
Very massive distant cluster of galaxies RXCJ1206.2-0848, located at a redshift of z = 0.44. The contours indicate the X-ray surface brightness distribution. Most of the yellowish galaxies are cluster members. A gravitationally lensed galaxy with a distorted, very elongated image is seen, just right of the centre. The image was obtained with the EFOSC multi-mode instrument on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory (Chile).
About the Image
|Release date:||3 June 2004|
|Size:||800 x 805 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster|
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Colours & filters
|ESO 3.6-metre telescope|
Notes: The contours were added from data collected by the REFLEX cluster survey.