Composite of x-ray and visible light views of a distant cluster of galaxies

This image superimposes an X-ray image of a distant cluster (the blue image, from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite) on top of a ground-based view of the sky (from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope). Some of the brightest X-ray objects are galaxies with brilliant centres powered by supermassive black holes. The cluster at the centre of the picture shows up as an extended patch of X-ray emission, coming from hot gas.

Credit:

ESA/XXL consortium/Canada France Hawaii Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1548d
Type:Observation
Release date:15 December 2015, 12:00
Related releases:eso1548
Size:2261 x 2261 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 10 56.41
Position (Dec):-6° 12' 0.34"
Field of view:7.02 x 7.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
X-rayXMM-Newton
Optical
u
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
r
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
z
CFHT
MegaCam

 

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