VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster

This new image, taken with the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) shows a wide variety of interacting galaxies in the young Hercules galaxy cluster. The sharpness of the picture and the sheer number of objects captured — across a full square degree — in less than three hours of observations attest to the great power of the VST and its OmegaCAM camera to explore the nearby Universe. This picture has been cropped and does not cover the full VST field of view.

Credit:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

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About the Image

Id:eso1211a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1211
Size:17865 x 12361 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2151
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.036 (redshift)
Constellation:Hercules

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Coordinates

Position (RA):16 5 15.03
Position (Dec):17° 44' 54.70"
Field of view:59.49 x 41.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.8° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
i
798 nm VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
r
670 nm VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM
Optical
g
520 nm VLT Survey Telescope
OmegaCAM

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