Closing in on a giant space blob

This sequence of images closes in on one of the largest known single objects in the Universe, the Lyman-alpha blob LAB-1. Observations with the ESO VLT show for the first time that this giant "blob" must be powered by galaxies embedded within the cloud. The image on the left shows a wide view of the constellation of Aquarius. The two images at the upper right were created from photographs taken through blue and red filters and forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The two images at the lower right were taken using the FORS camera on the VLT.

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ESO/A. Fujii/M. Hayes and Digitized Sky Survey 2

Rreth fotografisë

Id:eso1130b
Tipi:Vëzhgim
Data e Publikimit:Gus 17, 2011, 19:00 CEST
Publikime të ngjashme:eso1632, eso1130
Përmasat:8768 x 8332 px

Rreth objektit

Emri:LAB-1
Tipi:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Distanca:z=3.1 (zhvendosja e kuqe)
Kategori:Cosmology

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Ngjyra & filtera

BandaGjatësi valeTeleskopi
Optik
B
Very Large Telescope
FORS2
Optik
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
OIII
500 nmVery Large Telescope
FORS1
Optik
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
Pseudogreen (B+V)
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optik
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optik
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Infra të kuqe
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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