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
Distance:55 million light years
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 30 53.34
Position (Dec):12° 29' 0.34"
Field of view:382.99 x 381.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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