Discovery x-Ray image of the distant cluster

Reproduction of the XMM-Newton observations of the nearby active galaxy NGC7314 (bright object in the centre) from which the newly found distant cluster (white box) was serendipitously identified. The circular field-of-view of XMM-Newton is half-a-degree in diameter, or about the same angular size as the Full Moon. The inset shows the diffuse X-ray emission from the distant cluster XMMU J2235.3-2557.



About the Image

Release date:2 March 2005
Related releases:eso0506
Size:2149 x 1962 px

About the Object

Name:XMMU J2235.3-2557
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=1.39 (redshift)
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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