Galaxy Cluster Abell 370

This is a composite colour image of the Abell 370 cluster of galaxies. The light of a very distant object is deformed by the foreground cluster. Abell 370, at the center of the photo, contains a large number of galaxies — most of them are ellipticals. The two brightest red galaxies slightly above the gravitational arc are the most massive in the cluster and give an important contribution to the lensing event.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9857c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 November 1998
Related releases:eso9857
Size:2876 x 2772 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 370
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.375 (redshift)
Constellation:Cetus

Image Formats

JPEG grande
3.7 MB
Screensize JPEG
704.5 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
696.1 KB
1280x1024
1.1 MB
1600x1200
1.4 MB
1920x1200
1.5 MB
2048x1536
2.0 MB

Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 50.52
Position (Dec):-1° 35' 7.93"
Field of view:3.57 x 3.44 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
366 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
B
429 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optical
657
Very Large Telescope
FORS1

 

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