Pandora’s Cluster — Hubble view of Abell 2744

This image from the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the central regions of the remarkable merging galaxy cluster Abell 2744. 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.

Forrás:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1120d
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2011. június 22. 15.00
Related releases:eso1120
Size:3662 x 5253 px

About the Object

Név:Abell 2744, Pandora’s Cluster
Típus:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 14 20.09
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 18.50"
Field of view:3.05 x 4.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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