Digitized Sky Survey image around Abell 2597

Observations by ALMA and data from the MUSE spectrograph on ESO’s VLT have revealed a colossal fountain of molecular gas powered by a black hole in the brightest galaxy of the Abell 2597 cluster — the first of its kind to be detected.

The image is a colour composite made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2), and shows the region surrounding the Abell 2597 cluster. The field of view is approximately 2.4 x 2.0 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:eso1836b
Type:Observation
Release date:6 November 2018, 16:00
Related releases:eso1836
Size:4705 x 4697 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2597
Type:Local Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Galaxy Clusters

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 25 19.81
Position (Dec):-12° 7' 24.82"
Field of view:79.07 x 78.94 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
479 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
649 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
I
825 nmDigitized Sky Survey 2

 

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