Image of the Extremely Distant Galaxy z6VDF J022803-041618

Image of a particular object (at the center), as seen at various wavelengths (colours) on CCD-frames obtained through different optical filters with the CFH12K camera at the CFHT (Canada-France-Hawaii telescope at Mauna Kea (Hawaii, USA)). The object is only visible in the NB920 frame in which emission at the near-infrared wavelength 920 nm is registered (upper left). It is not seen in any of the others (Blue [450 nm], Visual [550 nm], Red [650 nm], Infrared [800 nm]), nor in a combination of these (the "sum" of BVRI, the so-called "detection" image, here labeled as "Det"; it is used to detect closer objects from their optical colours for spectroscopic follow-up observations). The indicated object was later shown to be an extremely distant galaxy and has been designated z6VDF J022803-041618. Each of the six photos covers 20 x 20 square arcsec; North is up, East is right.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso0314b
Type:Observation
Release date:28 May 2003
Related releases:eso0314
Size:987 x 659 px

About the Object

Name:z6VDF J022803-041618
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=6.17 (redshift)

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Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
450 nm Other
Optical
V
550 nm Other
Optical
R
650 nm Other
Infrared
I
800 nm Other

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