Highlights of VISTA’s deep infrared view of the COSMOS field

This view shows some highlights from widest deep view of the sky ever taken using infrared light, with a total effective exposure time of 55 hours. It was created by combining more than 6000 individual images from the VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. This picture shows a region of the sky known as the COSMOS field in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant).

Credit:

ESO/UltraVISTA team. Acknowledgement: TERAPIX/CNRS/INSU/CASU

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About the Image

Id:eso1213b
Type:Observation
Release date:21 March 2012, 12:00
Related releases:eso1213
Size:3240 x 2183 px

About the Object

Name:COSMOS Field
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology

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