APEX view of the region around the Spiderweb Galaxy

This image shows the APEX view in sub-millimetre light of the region around the Spiderweb Galaxy — a protocluster of galaxies in the early Universe surrounding a radio galaxy containing a supermassive black hole. Some of the blobs in this image correspond to dusty star-forming galaxies in the protocluster that cannot be seen in visible light due to absorption by dust. The fainter features here are artifacts of the difficult APEX image processing.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso1431b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 October 2014, 12:00
Related releases:eso1431
Size:976 x 976 px

About the Object

Name:Spiderweb Galaxy
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 40 47.95
Position (Dec):-26° 28' 53.80"
Field of view:16.31 x 16.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
MillimeterAtacama Pathfinder Experiment
LABOCA

 

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