A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 840 million years old

The red speck at the centre of this very deep image from the ESO Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NTTDF-6345, one of the most distant ever to have had its distance measured accurately. This extremely faint object is one of five that have been used to chart the timeline of the reionisation of the Universe about 13 billion years ago.

Kilde:

ESO/ L. Pentericci

Om bildet

ID:eso1138c
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:12. oktober 2011 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1138
Størrelse:800 x 800 px

Om objektet

Navn:NTTDF-474
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Avstand:z=6.7 (rødforskyvning)
Kategori:Galaxies

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Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
435 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisk
V
555 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisk
R
675 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarødt
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarødt
Z
850 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarødt
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarødt
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarødt
J
1.1 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2

 

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