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.

Forrás:

XXL consortium/Canada France Hawaii Telescope

About the Image

Id:eso1548c
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2015. december 15. 12.00
Related releases:eso1548
Size:2261 x 2261 px

About the Object

Típus:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter
Constellation:Cetus
Category: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

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
u
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
r
CFHT
MegaCam
Optical
z
CFHT
MegaCam

 

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