About the Image
- NASA/JPL-Caltech/L. Jenkins (GSFC)
- G. Fazio (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) L. Jenkins (Goddard Space Flight Center) A. Hornschemeier (Goddard Space Flight Center) B. Mobasher (Space Telescope Science Institute) D. Alexander (University of Durham, UK) F. Bauer (Columbia University)
About the Object
- Coma Cluster
- Galaxy > Type > Elliptical
- Galaxy > Size > Giant
- Galaxy > Size > Dwarf
- Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
- 320,000,000 Light Years
|Infrared||3.6 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||4.5 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
|Infrared||8.0 µm||Spitzer IRAC|
- Sloan survey G, R, I bands all blended into blue channel, IRAC into red and green.
- Position (J2000)
- RA = 13h 0m 33.5s
- Dec = 28° 5' 57.0"
- Field of View
- 41.7 x 36.2 arcminutes
- North is 11.8° right of vertical
- Coma Berenices
Dwarf Galaxies in the Coma Cluster
This false-color mosaic of the central region of the Coma cluster combines infrared and visible-light images to reveal thousands of faint objects (green). Follow-up observations showed that many of these objects, which appear here as faint green smudges, are dwarf galaxies belonging to the cluster. Two large elliptical galaxies, NGC 4889 and NGC 4874, dominate the cluster's center. The mosaic combines visible-light data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (color coded blue) with long- and short-wavelength infrared views (red and green, respectively) from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
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