Composite of x-ray and visible light views of a distant cluster of galaxies

This image superimposes an X-ray image of a distant cluster (the blue image, from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite) on top of a ground-based view of the sky (from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope). Some of the brightest X-ray objects are galaxies with brilliant centres powered by supermassive black holes. The cluster at the centre of the picture shows up as an extended patch of X-ray emission, coming from hot gas.

Kilde:

ESA/XXL consortium/Canada France Hawaii Telescope

Om bildet

ID:eso1548d
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:15. desember 2015 12:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1548
Størrelse:2261 x 2261 px

Om objektet

Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Cetus
Kategori:Galaxy Clusters

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Koordinater

Position (RA):2 10 56.41
Position (Dec):-6° 12' 0.34"
Field of view:7.02 x 7.02 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

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CFHT
MegaCam
RøntgenXMM-Newton
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MegaCam
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