Zoom-in on the Einstein ring on a region in Fornax

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, Remi Cabanac and his European colleagues discovered an amazing cosmic mirage, known to scientists as an Einstein Ring. Dubbed FOR J0332-3557, this phenomenon is seen towards the southern constellation Fornax (the Furnace), and is remarkable on at least two counts : first, it is a bright, almost complete Einstein ring, and second, it is the farthest ever found as of this writing.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0521b
Type:Observation
Date de publication:30 juin 2005
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0521
Taille:3248 x 2008 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Einstein Ring, FOR J0332-3557
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Constellation:Fornax
Catégorie:Galaxies

Formats des images

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 59.83
Position (Dec):-35° 57' 51.33"
Field of view:3.02 x 1.87 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

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