Lensed view of SPT0418-47

Astronomers using ALMA, in which the ESO is a partner, have revealed an extremely distant galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. The galaxy, SPT0418-47, is gravitationally lensed by a nearby galaxy, appearing in the sky as a near-perfect ring of light.

Credit:

ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), Rizzo et al.

About the Image

Id:eso2013a
Type:Observation
Release date:12 August 2020, 17:00
Related releases:eso2013
Size:809 x 455 px

About the Object

Name:SPT0418-47, SPT-S J041839-4751.8
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Constellation:Horologium
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 18 39.68
Position (Dec):-47° 51' 52.75"
Field of view:0.14 x 0.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Millimeter
CII
830 μmAtacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
Band 7

 

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