Cluster of galaxies CL0053-37 in NGC 300 field

The distant cluster of galaxies CL0053-37, as imaged on the WFI photo of the NGC 300 sky field. The elongated distribution of the cluster galaxies, as well as the presence of two large, early-type elliptical galaxies indicate that this cluster is still in the process of formation. Some of the galaxies appear to be merging. From the measured redshift (z = 0.1625), a distance of about 2.1 billion light-years is deduced.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0221d
Type:Observation
Release date:7 August 2002
Related releases:eso0221
Size:1304 x 1496 px

About the Object

Name:CL0053-37
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.162 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 56 0.97
Position (Dec):-37° 32' 44.55"
Field of view:5.16 x 5.93 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

 

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