Wide-field image of the Virgo constellation (ground-based image)

An image of the region of sky around Abell 1689 in the constellation of Virgo, from the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The field-of-view is approximately 2.9 x 2.7 degrees.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0805h
Type:Observation
Release date:12 February 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic1317, heic0805
Size:9797 x 10471 px

About the Object

Name:A1689-zD1, Abell 1689
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=7.6 (redshift)
Constellation:Virgo

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 11 33.89
Position (Dec):-1° 21' 57.37"
Field of view:164.64 x 175.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
R
DSS

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