A galaxy seen when the Universe was only 820 million years old

The red speck at the centre of this very deep image from the ESO Very Large Telescope shows the galaxy NTTDF-474, 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.

Bildnachweis:

ESO/ L. Pentericci

Über das Bild

ID:eso1138b
Typ:Beobachtung
Veröffentlichungsdatum:12. Oktober 2011 12:00
Dazugehörige Veröffentlichungen:eso1138
Größe:800 x 800 px

Über das Objekt

Name:NTTDF-474
Typ:Early Universe : Galaxy
Entfernung:z=6.62 (Rotverschiebung)
Kategorie:Galaxies

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Farben & Filter

SpektralbereichWellenlängeTeleskop
Optisch
B
435 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Optisch
R
675 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarot
I
775 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarot
Z
850 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarot
Y
1.02 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarot
J
1.1 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2
Infrarot
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
FORS2