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Images to accompany 2dF Press Release

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Slice Mpeg file showing a rotating data section from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey.

The 2dFGRS data cone, showing the distribution of galaxies. High resolution file is much clearer than the thumbnail. Credit: 2dfGRS.
Sky Map Image of the Cosmic Microwave Background, emitted 380,000 years after the Big Bang. Credit: WMAP Science Team / NASA
7000 stars and Milky Way

7,000 stars and the Milky Way, Credit: Knut Lundmark, Copyright: Lund Observatory,

Redshift 3 - image 1 Redshift 3 - image 2 Redshift 3 - image 3 Computer simulation of matter forming into galaxies. The first picture is the furthest point back in time, redshift 3, the second picture is a mid-point and the third picture simulates the structure at redshift zero, the present day. Higher resolution images are available behind each link, but are not huge. A single bigger simulation is available here. Copyright Virgo Consortium.

The galaxy map produced by the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. Each dot is a
galaxy. Earth is at the centre of the 'bow-tie'. Red areas are more dense,
blue areas less dense. Image by Paul Bourke, Swinburne University Centre for
Astrophysics and Supercomputing.
AAT Siding Spring Observatory showing the AAT (foreground) and the Schmidt telescope (background). Copyright Anglo-Australian Observatory. Photo by David Malin.

The 2dF instrument mounted on the Anglo-Australian Telescope. Credit: Anglo-Australian Observatory


The 3.9-m Anglo-Australian Telescope. Photo: Shaun Amy

2dF Data Fly-through movie
A visualisation of a trip through the Universe based on data from the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. The galaxies are shown in their actual positions in space. The fly-through is a collaborative project of Swinburne University of Technology's Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing and the Anglo-Australian Observatory.
2dF movie version1 and version2.

2dFGRS cone plot. The distribution of galaxies revealed by the 2dFGRS. Each dot is galaxy. The Earth is at the centre of the 'bow-tie'. The wedges are views stretching out of our Galaxy towards the North and South Galactic Poles.
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