Hubble infrared image of the most remote mature cluster of galaxies yet found

This image from the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows CG J1449+0856, the most distant mature cluster of galaxies found. The image was taken in infrared light, with colour data added from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, R. Gobat (Laboratoire AIM-Paris-Saclay, CEA/DSM-CNRS–Université Paris Diderot)

About the Image

Id:eso1108b
Type:Observation
Release date:9 March 2011, 10:00
Related releases:eso1108
Size:512 x 485 px

About the Object

Name: ClG J1449+0856
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
Distance:z=2.07 (redshift)
Constellation:Bootes
Category:Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 49 14.29
Position (Dec):8° 56' 20.86"
Field of view:0.86 x 0.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 35.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
H
Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

Notes: Colour added using data collected from the ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope.

 

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