Cluster of Galaxies RXCJ0937.9-2020

Nearby galaxy group RXCJ0937.9-2020 at a redshift of z = 0.034. It is dominated by the massive elliptical galaxy seen at the top of the image. The photo covers only the southern part of this group. Such galaxy groups with typical masses of a few 1013 solar masses constitute the smallest objects included in the REFLEX catalogue. This image was obtained with the FORS1 multi-mode instrument on the ESO 8.2-m VLT Antu telescope.

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About the Image

Id:eso0419c
Type:Observation
Release date:3 June 2004
Related releases:eso0419
Size:2380 x 4066 px

About the Object

Name:RXCJ0937.9-2020
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
Distance:z=0.027 (redshift)
Constellation:Hydra

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 38 1.56
Position (Dec):-20° 20' 36.68"
Field of view:6.55 x 11.19 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 45.0° left of vertical
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Very Large Telescope
FORS1

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