Galaxy cluster Abell 370

This is a J band image (1.25 micron) of the galaxy cluster Abell 370 (A370; redshift z = 0.375), obtained in 'jitter' mode, showing the famous gravitational arc just below the centre. The observations consisted of 24 exposures of 2 min each, made on randomly generated telescope positions within a sky region of 30 x 30 arcsec. The individual exposures have been sky subtracted using a running average determined from the same data and then re-centred and combined. The scale is 0.29 arcsec/pixel; the field is about 5 x 5 arcmin with North at the top and East to the left. The seeing was less optimal, about 1.2 arcsec. A J = 22 mag point source yields a signal-to-noise ratio of 4 within a 3 arcsec diameter aperture.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso9805d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:29 januari 1998
Gerelateerde berichten:eso9805
Grootte:510 x 509 px

Over het object

Naam:Abell 370
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:z=0.375 (roodverschuiving)
Constellation:Cetus
Categorie:Galaxy Clusters

Afbeeldingstypen

Grote JPEG
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Achtergrond

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 39 50.49
Position (Dec):-1° 35' 8.21"
Field of view:4.92 x 4.91 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
J
1.25 μmNew Technology Telescope
SOFI

 

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