Gigantic structure of galaxies

This image, obtained with the Subaru Telescope, operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan was used by a team of astronomers, led by Masayuki Tanaka from the European Southern Observatory (ESO), to uncover a gigantic, previously unknown assembly of galaxies located almost seven billion light-years away from us. This structure was confirmed by further observations made using ESO’s Very Large Telescope and Subaru. It is the first observation of such a prominent galaxy structure in the distant Universe, providing further insight into the cosmic web and how it formed.

Kredit:

ESO/Subaru/National Astronomical Observatory of Japan/M. Tanaka

O snímku

Id:eso0941c
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:3. listopadu 2009
Související články:eso0941
Velikost:7692 x 9162 px

O objektu

Jméno:Galaxy cluster
Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Vzdálenost:z=0.55 (rudý posuv)
Constellation:Pisces
Kategorie:Galaxy Clusters

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Souřadnice

Position (RA):0 18 46.51
Position (Dec):16° 30' 52.19"
Field of view:51.79 x 61.70 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 1.6° pravá od svislé osy

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549 nmSubaru Telescope
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770 nmSubaru Telescope
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