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.

Credit:

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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1120d
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:22 juni 2011 15:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1120
Grootte:3662 x 5253 px

Over het object

Naam:Abell 2744, Pandora’s Cluster
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Afstand:z=0.308 (roodverschuiving)
Constellation:Sculptor
Categorie: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

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optisch
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optisch
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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