VST image of the Fornax galaxy cluster

The Fornax Galaxy Cluster is one of the closest of such groupings beyond our Local Group of galaxies. This new VLT Survey Telescope image shows the central part of the cluster in great detail. At the lower-right is the elegant barred-spiral galaxy NGC 1365 and to the left the big elliptical NGC 1399.


ESO. Acknowledgement: Aniello Grado and Luca Limatola

About the Image

Id: eso1612a
Type: Observation
Release date: 13 April 2016, 12:00
Related releases: eso1612
Size: 34676 x 24237 px

About the Object


Position (RA): 3 35 31.23
Position (Dec): -35&deg 34′ 32.01″
Field of view: 121.36 x 84.83 arcminutes
Orientation: North is 0.2° left of vertical

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