Galaxies in the Fornax Cluster

Members of the Fornax galaxy cluster fill this image from the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. Appearing in the constellation Fornax (the Furnace), the Fornax Cluster is a relatively nearby galaxy cluster, only about 60 million light-years from Earth. Some foreground stars, which belong to our own Milky Way Galaxy, appear in the image as well.

Credit:

CTIO/NOIRLab/DOE/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgment: Image processing: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), J. Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2126a
Type:Observation
Release date:Sept. 23, 2021, 11:30 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2126
Size:10000 x 5000 px

About the Object

Name:Fornax Cluster
Distance:60 million light years
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 38 56.48
Position (Dec):-35° 29' 42.57"
Field of view:43.80 x 21.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
g
486 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
r
646 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
i
785 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam