Cluster of Galaxies-1ESO657-55

Colour composite image of the galaxy cluster 1ES 0657-558, based on data taken in the B (blue; exposure 900 sec), V (green; 600 sec), R (red; 500 sec) and I (near-infrared; 600 sec) filters with FORS1 in the standard observing mode at the VLT UT1. A few of the brighter stars in the field saturated the CCD during the exposure; their images have been cleaned in this reproduction. North is up and East is left.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9920u
Type:Observation
Release date:27 February 1999
Related releases:eso9920, eso9919
Size:3000 x 3623 px

About the Object

Name:1ES 0657-558
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.29 (redshift)
Constellation:Carina

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Coordinates

Position (RA):6 58 29.59
Position (Dec):-55° 56' 39.48"
Field of view:2.30 x 2.78 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.3° left of vertical

 

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