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Wide-field view of Abell 2744

This ground-based view shows the area of sky around the merging galaxy cluster Abell 2744, which has been given the nickname Pandora’s Cluster. This remarkable object seems to be the result of the collision of at least four separate galaxy clusters. In this picture the cluster itself is faintly visible as a tiny swarm of faint specks very close to the centre.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble & Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

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About the Image

Id:eso1120e
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 2011, 15:00
Related releases:eso1120
Size:10547 x 10067 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 14 20.07
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 18.14"
Field of view:179.14 x 170.99 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.3° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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