Teenage galaxies in the distant Universe (unannotated)

This deep view of a tiny patch of sky in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster) shows a rich sea of galaxies at many different distances. A selection of these, seen as they were between three and five billion years after the Big Bang, was used in a new survey of the feeding habits of young galaxies as they grew through cosmic time that was made with ESO’s VLT and the SINFONI instrument.

Credit:

ESO/CFHT

About the Image

Id:eso1212b
Type:Observation
Release date:14 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1212
Size:6719 x 6536 px

About the Object

Name:VIMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS)
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology
Constellation:Cetus

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 27 0.08
Position (Dec):-4° 24' 0.79"
Field of view:41.65 x 40.52 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
u
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
r
CFHT
MegaCam
Infrared
z
CFHT
MegaCam

 

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