Visible light view of a distant galaxy cluster discovered in the XXL survey

This distant cluster of galaxies was discovered by the XXL survey. It was found by its telltale X-ray emission coming from hot gas, which was detected by ESA's XMM-Newton satellite. The distances to individual galaxies were found using ESO and other telescopes, to allow a three-dimensional view of the distribution of galaxy clusters to be determined.

This image was obtained using the Canada France Hawaii Telescope.

Crédit:

XXL consortium/Canada France Hawaii Telescope

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1548c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:15 décembre 2015 12:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1548
Taille:2261 x 2261 px

À propos de l'objet

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter
Constellation:Cetus
Catégorie:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 10 56.41
Position (Dec):-6° 12' 0.34"
Field of view:7.02 x 7.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

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