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VLT Survey Telescope (VST) image of the Hercules galaxy cluster

VLT Survey Telescope (VST) image of the Hercules galaxy cluster

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ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute

VLT Survey Telescope (VST) image of the Hercules galaxy cluster
A wide variety of interacting galaxies in the young Hercules galaxy cluster. The image is about one degree wide.

For much more information about this image, visit the European Southern Observatory website.

You can download a full-resolution (though jpeg-compressed) version of the image here (90 MB). A full-resolution TIFF version is available at the ESO website. It's worth it.

Original image data dated on or about March 7, 2012

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