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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

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

Filed under pretty pictures, stars and galaxies, optical telescopes

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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.

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

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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