Glowing haloes around distant galaxies

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eso_eso1738c November 29th, 2017

Credit: ESO/MUSE HUDF team.

This compound image shows the Hubble Ultra Deep Field region and highlights in blue the glowing haloes of gas around many distant galaxies discovered using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile. The discovery of so many huge haloes, which radiate ultraviolet Lyma-alpha radiation, around many distant galaxies is one of the many results coming out of this very deep spectroscopic survey.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1738c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Subject - Distant Universe
Cosmology » Morphology » Deep Field
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 32m 38.6s
DEC = -27° 47’ 15.5”
Orientation
North is 42.0° CW
Field of View
2.9 x 2.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (Ly-) 121.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (V) 547.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Very Large Telescope (MUSE) Optical (R) 634.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1738c
Subject Category
D.6.1.1  
Subject Name
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Credits
ESO/MUSE HUDF team.
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1738c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope, Very Large Telescope
Instrument
MUSE, MUSE, MUSE, MUSE
Color Assignment
Blue, Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Ly-, B, V, R
Central Wavelength
121, 438, 547, 634
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.1610301078, -27.7876296839
Reference Dimension
866.0, 876.0
Reference Pixel
433.0, 438.0
Scale
-5.55386843166e-05, 5.55386843166e-05
Rotation
-41.999999999999993
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1738c
Metadata Date
2017-11-24T16:09:15+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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