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.

Crédit:

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

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0941c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:3 novembre 2009
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0941
Taille:7692 x 9162 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Galaxy cluster
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.55 (redshift)
Constellation:Pisces
Catégorie:Galaxy Clusters

Formats des images

Grand JPEG
28,1 Mio
JPEG taille écran
631,6 Kio

Zoomable


Fonds d'écran

1024x768
378,4 Kio
1280x1024
627,9 Kio
1600x1200
918,6 Kio
1920x1200
1,1 Mio
2048x1536
1,4 Mio

Coordinates

Position (RA):0 18 46.51
Position (Dec):16° 30' 52.19"
Field of view:51.79 x 61.70 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope

V
549 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

i
770 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

 

Voir aussi notre