Wide-field view of the sky around the gravitationally lensed galaxy merger H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836

This wide-field view of the sky around the gravitationally lensed galaxy merger H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836 was created from images in the Digitized Sky Survey 2.

This comparatively empty patch of sky features few stars and many faint galaxies — including one that has by chance acted like a magnifying glass and focussed light from a much dimmer and remote star-forming galaxy merger.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

About the Image

Id:heic1417c
Type:Observation
Release date:26 August 2014, 18:00
Related releases:heic1417
Size:6921 x 6951 px

About the Object

Name:H-ATLAS J142935.3-002836
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 29 33.32
Position (Dec):0° 28' 51.87"
Field of view:116.09 x 116.60 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
O-emulsion
DSS
Optical
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DSS
Optical
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DSS
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DSS

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