Abell 1060 (ESO Hidden Treasures)

Based on observations made with the European Southern Observatory telescopes obtained from the ESO/ST-ECF Science Archive Facility.


The Hydra Cluster (or Abell 1060) is a cluster of galaxies that contains 157 bright galaxies and can be viewed from earth in the constellation Hydra. The cluster spans about ten million light years and has an unusual high proportion of dark matter. The cluster is part of the Hydra-Centaurus Supercluster located 158 million light years from earth. The cluster's largest galaxies are elliptical galaxies NGC 3309 and NGC 3311 and the spiral galaxy NGC 3312 all having a diameter of about 150,000 light years. In spite of a nearly circular appearance on the sky, there is evidence in the galaxy velocities for a clumpy, three-dimensional distribution.




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I used 2 diferent FORS1 data sets to make this mosaic...


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  • astrometry.net 5y

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(159.198920242, -27.5452334242) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(10:36:47.741, -27:32:42.840)
    Orientation:179.88 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:0.69 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :11.75 x 6.33 arcminutes
    Your field contains:
    NGC 3309
    NGC 3311
    NGC 3312
    IC 629

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  • gatoso 4y

    Grande Manuel! Felicitaciones por el premio en Hidden Treasures! Excelentes tus fotos!
  • Another Eye 4y

    gatoso gracias por pasar :D nunca pensé que podía llegar tan arriba en el concurso :P

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Taken on November 26, 2010
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