Hickson Compact Group 87
Credit: Gemini Observatory
During commissioning in early 2003 of the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) on the Gemini South Telescope, images and spectra were obtained of the group of galaxies known as the Hickson Compact Group 87 (HCG 87). The Gemini image compares very favorably with space-based image of this same field and illustrates the remarkable resolution that is possible with Gemini when atmospheric conditions are optimal.
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