ACO 3341

This photo of the galaxy cluster ACO 3341 is from a collection of the first images obtained with VIMOS. ACO 3341 is located at a distance of almost 500 million light years (redshift z = 0.037), comparatively nearby in cosmological terms. It contains a large number of galaxies of different sizes and brightness that is bound together by gravity. The image is in the R-band and was obtained on March 4, 2002. Exposure 300 seconds, image quality 0.5 arcsec FWHM; field 7 x 7 arcmin2; North is up and East is left.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0209i
Type:Observation
Release date:13 March 2002
Related releases:eso0209
Size:2480 x 2086 px

About the Object

Name:ACO 3341
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=0.037 (redshift)
Constellation:Columba

Image Formats

Large JPEG
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Screensize JPEG
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Wallpapers

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 24 56.51
Position (Dec):-31° 28' 40.69"
Field of view:6.84 x 5.75 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS

 

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