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Wide-field view of the Virgo cluster of galaxies

Wide-field view of the Virgo cluster of galaxies


Date: 05 August 2008
Depicts: Virgo cluster
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and the Digitized Sky Survey
Acknowledgment: Z. Levay (STScI) and D. De Martin (ESA/Hubble)


This image was taken with the Palomar Observatory 48-inch Schmidt telescope as part of the Digitized Sky Survey. It shows the central ~6.4°×6.4° of the Virgo cluster of galaxies, with the dominant elliptical galaxy M87 at the centre.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
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