Visible light view of a distant galaxy cluster discovered in the XXL survey
This distant cluster of galaxies was discovered by the XXL survey. It was found by its telltale X-ray emission coming from hot gas, which was detected by ESA’s XMM-Newton satellite. The distances to individual galaxies were found using ESO and other telescopes, to allow a three-dimensional view of the distribution of galaxy clusters to be determined.
This image was obtained using the Canada France Hawaii Telescope.
About the Image
|Release date:||15 December 2015, 12:00|
|Size:||2261 x 2261 px|
About the Object
|Type:||Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Large-Scale Structure
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Dark Matter
|Position (RA):||2 10 56.41|
|Position (Dec):||-6° 12′ 0.34″|
|Field of view:||7.02 x 7.02 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is -0.0° left of vertical|
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