Zoom-in on the Einstein Ring on a Region in Fornax

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, Remi Cabanac and his European colleagues discovered an amazing cosmic mirage, known to scientists as an Einstein Ring. Dubbed FOR J0332-3557, this phenomenon is seen towards the southern constellation Fornax (the Furnace), and is remarkable on at least two counts : first, it is a bright, almost complete Einstein ring, and second, it is the farthest ever found as of this writing.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0521b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 June 2005
Related releases:eso0521
Size:906 x 560 px

About the Object

Name:Einstein Ring, FOR J0332-3557
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 59.83
Position (Dec):-35° 57' 51.33"
Field of view:3.02 x 1.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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