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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso0941c
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:3. november 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0941
Størrelse:7692 x 9162 px

Om objektet

Navn:Galaxy cluster
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Avstand:z=0.55 (rødforskyvning)
Constellation:Pisces
Kategori:Galaxy Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):0 18 46.51
Position (Dec):16° 30' 52.19"
Field of view:51.79 x 61.70 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 1.6° til høyre for vertikalen

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770 nmSubaru Telescope
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