Bright Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster

Sky field near some of the brighter galaxies in the Virgo Cluster. This image was obtained in April 2000 with the Wide Field Imager (WFI) at the La Silla Observatory. The large elliptical galaxy at the centre is Messier 84; the elongated image of NGC 4388 (an active spiral galaxy, seen from the side) is in the lower left corner. The field measures 16.9 x 15.7 square arcmin.

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About the Image

Id:eso0304a
Type:Observation
Release date:16 January 2003
Related releases:eso0304
Size:4252 x 3933 px

About the Object

Name:LMC, SMC
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Irregular
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Galaxies
Constellation:Virgo

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 24 58.28
Position (Dec):12° 53' 37.32"
Field of view:33.73 x 31.20 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical
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