Small Part of the K20 Field Showing the z=1.9 Elliptical Galaxy

Small region in the K20 field centred on a z=1.9 redshift galaxy. The image is based on frames acquired by the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) on the Hubble Space Telescope in the framework of the GOODS Public HST Treasury Program (P.I. M. Giavalisco, STScI, Baltimore, USA). They show the real colours of the galaxies. The four old massive spheroidal galaxies discovered in this survey appear very red compared to the other faint galaxies.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0422a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 July 2004
Related releases:eso0422
Size:1334 x 1172 px

About the Object

Name:K20 Field
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Galaxies
• X - Cosmology
Distance:2 light years
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 33.72
Position (Dec):-27° 45' 54.88"
Field of view:0.69 x 0.60 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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