The COSMOS field (unannotated)

This very deep image shows the COSMOS field imaged by the Canada France Hawaii Telescope (CFHT). Huge numbers of very faint galaxies are visible. A new study of this field, combining data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray space observatory has turned up a big surprise. Most of the huge black holes in the centres of active galaxies in the past 11 billion years were not turned on by mergers between galaxies, as had been previously thought.

Credit:

CFHT/IAP/Terapix/CNRS/ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1124d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:13 juli 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1124
Grootte:4758 x 4758 px

Over het object

Naam:COSMOS Field
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Activity : AGN
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Sextans
Categorie:Cosmology
Galaxies
Quasars and Black Holes

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 0 25.09
Position (Dec):2° 14' 30.92"
Field of view:59.00 x 59.00 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.6° right of vertical

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