Quoting ESO: <<This view shows a section of the
widest deep view of the sky ever taken using infrared light,
with a total effective exposure time of 55 hours. It was
created by combining more than 6000 individual images from the
VISTA survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.
This picture shows a region of the sky known as the COSMOS
field in the constellation of Sextans (The Sextant). More than
200 000 galaxies have been identified in this picture.
It was a first time for me: I got the strong feeling of
having a faint glimpse of the universe when zooming at 100% in
this image. << ...And this picture is still just a tiny
piece of it: it’s 1.2 x 1.5 degrees in size, which
means it’s only 0.004% of the sky! .>>
It sure is
big out there, isn't it?
Cool Guy @ Large
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