Galaxy Cluster in the OACDF2 Field
May 19, 2005
A further enlargement of a galaxy cluster of which most members are located in the north-east quadrant (upper left) and have a reddish colour. The nebulous object to the upper left is a dwarf galaxy of spheroidal shape. The red object, located near the centre of the field and resembling a double star, is very likely a gravitational lens. Some of the very red, point-like objects in the field may be distant quasars, very-low mass stars or, possibly, relatively nearby brown dwarf stars. The field shown covers 1380 x 1630 pixels, or 5.5 x 6.5 arcmin2.
Topics: Quasar, Dwarf galaxy, Galaxy, Gravitational lens, Star, Milky Way, Spiral galaxies, Local Group