Wide-field view of the Virgo cluster of galaxies (ground-based image)

Virgo cluster of galaxies image taken with the Palomar Observatory 48-inch Schmidt telescope as part of the Digitized Sky Survey.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey
Acknowledgment: Z. Levay (STScI) and D. De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:heic0815i
Type:Observation
Release date:5 August 2008, 15:00
Related releases:heic0815
Size:15205 x 15139 px

About the Object

Name:Virgo Cluster
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:55 million light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

Image Formats

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