Glowing haloes around distant galaxies

This compound image shows the Hubble Ultra Deep Field region and highlights in blue the glowing haloes of gas around many distant galaxies discovered using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The discovery of so many huge haloes, which radiate ultraviolet Lyma-alpha radiation, around many distant galaxies is one of the many results coming out of this very deep spectroscopic survey.

Credit:

ESO/MUSE HUDF team.

About the Image

Id:eso1738c
Type:Observation
Release date:29 November 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1738
Size:866 x 876 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 38.65
Position (Dec):-27° 47' 15.47"
Field of view:2.89 x 2.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 42.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
Ly-α
121 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
B
438 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
V
547 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
R
634 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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