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.

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

Om bilden

ID:eso0941c
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:3 november 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0941
Storlek:7692 x 9162 px

Om objektet

Namn:Galaxy cluster
Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Avstånd:z=0.55 (rödförskjutning)
Constellation:Pisces
Kategori:Galaxy Clusters

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Position (RA):0 18 46.51
Position (Dec):16° 30' 52.19"
Field of view:51.79 x 61.70 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord är 1.6° höger om lodrätt

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549 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

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770 nmSubaru Telescope
Suprime-Cam

 

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