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.

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ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0919c
Type:Observation
Date de publication:20 mai 2009
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0919
Taille:15205 x 15139 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Virgo Cluster
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:55 million années lumière
Constellation:Virgo
Catégorie:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 26 32.06
Position (Dec):12° 43' 23.87"
Field of view:382.11 x 380.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.1° left of vertical

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineTélescope
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Digitized Sky Survey 2
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Digitized Sky Survey 2

 

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