Pandora’s Cluster (combined Hubble and VLT view)

This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744 combines data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope’s Advanced Camera for Surveys, with an image taken with the ESO VLT. Hubble provides the central, most detailed part of the image, while the VLT offers a wider field of view.

This object has been nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster because of the many different and strange phenomena that were unleashed by a huge collision that occurred over a period of 350 million years. A simultaneous pile-up between at least four separate clusters has produced strange effects that have never been seen together before.

Crédito:

NASA, ESA, ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)

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Id:eso1120c
Tipo:Observação
Data de divulgação:22 de Junho de 2011 às 15:00
Notícias relacionadas:eso1120
Tamanho:8068 x 8067 px

Sobre o objeto

Nome:Abell 2744
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distância:z=0.308 (desvio para o vermelho)
Constellation:Sculptor
Categoria:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Position (RA):0 14 20.51
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 57.19"
Field of view:6.72 x 6.72 arcminutes
Orientação:O norte está a 0.0° à esquerda da vertical

Cores e filtros

BandaComprimento de ondaTelescópio
Óptico
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Óptico
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Óptico
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Óptico
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Óptico
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infravermelho
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1