Abell 226 field from the COMBO-17+4 survey

by Mathias Jäger

PhD student


A deep sky image of the Abell 226 field composed out of 200 individual frames, taken for the COMBO-17+4 survey. The light of the visible objects comes from the near infrared and allows to look back in time for about 8 Gigayears. The image contains more than 1000 stars and 17000 galaxies . This image allows us to study galaxies from 8 Gigayears ago till today and helps us to understand how they evolved in morphology and color.

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