A Gravitational Einstein Ring

The prototype of a new class of astrophysical phenomena has now been interpreted. Studies of other objects of the same type will open entirely new vistas in the exploration of the nature of distant galaxies.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso8716a
Type:Observation
Release date:5 November 1987
Related releases:eso8716
Size:1758 x 1287 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 370
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

Image Formats

Large JPEG
763.5 KB
Screensize JPEG
319.7 KB

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
OpticalESO 3.6-metre telescope
EFOSC

 

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