Wide-field view of the Coma Galaxy Cluster (ground-based image)

A wide-field image of the region around the Coma Galaxy Cluster (Abell 1656) constructed from the images in the Digitized Sky Survey. NGC 4921 is the small circular galaxy below and a little to the right of the centre of the image. The field-of-view is approximately 2.7 x 2.85 degrees.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic0901c
Type:Observation
Release date:5 February 2009, 12:00
Related releases:heic0901
Size:10635 x 10857 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 1656, Coma Cluster
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:300 million light years
Constellation:Coma Berenices

Image Formats

Large JPEG
91.2 MB
Screensize JPEG
302.4 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 2 22.61
Position (Dec):28° 12' 31.00"
Field of view:178.51 x 182.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.4° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Infrared
I
DSS

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