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.

Credit:

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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0941c
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:3 november 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0941
Grootte:7692 x 9162 px

Over het object

Naam:Galaxy cluster
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:z=0.55 (roodverschuiving)
Constellation:Pisces
Categorie:Galaxy Clusters

Afbeeldingstypen

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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

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop

V
549 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

i
770 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

 

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