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Cluster of Galaxies Abell496 Detail
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Cluster of Galaxies Abell496 (Detail)

May 19, 2005
This photo shows a detailed part of the sky field centered on the distant cluster of galaxies Abell 496 , as imaged by the WFI at the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at La Silla during a total exposure time of just over 2 hours. Note in particular the large numbers of very faint objects in this field, almost exclusively distant galaxies. North is up and East is left.