ESO 325-G004: Detailing the Big Picture

Evident from the Hubble image is the fact that ESO 325-G004 is home to thousands of globular clusters, small compact groups of hundreds of thousands of stars that are gravitationally bound systems. These clusters are dispersed spherically and uniformly in the outer halo of the elliptical and make their way around the center of the galaxy over the course of millions of years. Several foreground stars and background galaxies are also visible within the halo of this bright galaxy.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0708b
Type:Observation
Release date:5 February 2007, 15:00
Size:1143 x 1271 px

About the Object

Name:Abell S0740, ESO 325-G004
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:450 million light years

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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