VST image of the Hercules galaxy cluster

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eso_eso1211a March 7th, 2012

Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

This new image, taken with the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) shows a wide variety of interacting galaxies in the young Hercules galaxy cluster. The sharpness of the picture and the sheer number of objects captured across a full square degree in less than three hours of observations attest to the great power of the VST and its OmegaCAM camera to explore the nearby Universe. This picture has been cropped and does not cover the full VST field of view.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1211a/

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
Abell 2151
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 16h 5m 15.0s
DEC = 17° 44’ 54.7”
Orientation
North is 89.8° CW
Field of View
59.5 x 41.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Hercules

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (g) 520.0 nm
Green VST (OmegaCAM) Optical (r) 670.0 nm
Red VST (OmegaCAM) Infrared (i) 798.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
eso1211a
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 2151
Credits
ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute
Release Date
2012-03-07T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1211a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope, VLT Survey Telescope
Instrument
OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM, OmegaCAM
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
g, r, i
Central Wavelength
520, 670, 798
Start Time
Integration Time
3100, 3100, 3100
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
241.312644, 17.748527
Reference Dimension
1280.0, 886.0
Reference Pixel
565.759549509, 395.064768051
Scale
-0.00077465531, 0.00077465531
Rotation
-89.8450426153
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center
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
eso1211a
Metadata Date
2012-02-09T13:36:21+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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