The Virgo Cluster

Image of the Virgo cluster of galaxies taken with the Palomar Observatory 48-inch Schmidt telescope as part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The giant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 is seen in the centre, while Messier 84 and 86 are the two bright galaxies forming part of the small group on the centre right of the image. New observations obtained with ESO’s Very Large Telescope have shown that the halo of stars around Messier 87 has been truncated, possibly because of some interaction with Messier 84. The observations also reveal that Messier 87 and 86 are moving towards each other.

Kredit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

O snímku

Id:eso0919c
Typ:Pozorování
Datum zveřejnění:20. května 2009
Související články:eso0919
Velikost:15205 x 15139 px

O objektu

Jméno:Virgo Cluster
Typ:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Vzdálenost:55 milion světelné roky
Constellation:Virgo
Kategorie:Galaxy Clusters

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Souřadnice

Position (RA):12 26 32.06
Position (Dec):12° 43' 23.87"
Field of view:382.11 x 380.32 arcminutes
Orientace:Sever je 1.1° levá od svislé osy

Barvy & filtry

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Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infračervený
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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