Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Fornax Galaxy Cluster
Fornax Galaxy Cluster

Fornax Galaxy Cluster

The Fornax Galaxy Cluster is one of the closest of such clusters beyond our "local Group" of galaxies. At the lower-right is the beautiful barred-spiral galaxy NGC 1365 and to the left the big elliptical NGC 1399, surrounded by a swarm of ultra-distant globular clusters.  This VISTA image was made from images taken using filters in the near-infrared part of the spectrum and has captured many of the cluster members in one image.  This image would be great displayed on a ceiling!

Credit: ESO/J. Emerson/VISTA. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit