Captured using the exceptional sky-surveying abilities of the VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESOs Paranal Observatory in Chile, this deep view reveals the secrets of the luminous members of the Fornax Cluster
, one of the richest and closest galaxy clusters to the Milky Way.
2[degrees] and a magnification of 35x, NGC 1365 shares the field with eight fainter Fornax Cluster
The discovery of IC 335, which is part of a galaxy group containing a trio of other galaxies in the Fornax Cluster
, was made public on Christmas Eve, with NASA posting about the discovery on its Facebook page.
Among the topics are a forming polar ring galaxy in the deep field of the Fornax Cluster
, star formation laws in various types of galaxies and the case of polar ring galaxies, kinematic transitions and streams in galaxy halos, and shapes and colors of galaxies from school to science.
First light was obtained on Sept 12 which imaged the Fornax cluster
The south-western flank of the Fornax Cluster
weaves around NGC 1316.
Located in a region of the Fornax cluster
examined by a slew of other telescopes, UDF "takes us to within a stone's throw of the Big
We have put together a team of astronomers and computer scientists, from academic and private sector partners, to develop techniques to detect and classify ultra-faint galaxies and galaxy remnants in a deep survey of the Fornax cluster
, and use the results to study how galaxies evolve in the dense environment of galaxy clusters.
Two appeared in NGC 1316, a galaxy better known as Fornax A, a strong radio galaxy near the centre of the Fornax cluster
Observations of NGC 1365, a well-known barred spiral in the Fornax Cluster
, are currently under way.
A MeerKAT HI Survey of the Fornax Cluster
, led by Dr Paolo Serra at ASTRON, an astronomy research institute in The Netherlands--2 450 hours.
Freeman (Mount Stromlo Observatory) led an international research effort to find the mass of the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 1399, some 50 million light-years away in the Fornax cluster