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.

Kilde:

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

Om bildet

ID:eso1120c
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:22. juni 2011 15:00
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso1120
Størrelse:8068 x 8067 px

Om objektet

Navn:Abell 2744
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Avstand:z=0.308 (rødforskyvning)
Constellation:Sculptor
Kategori:Galaxies

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
13,2 MB
Medium JPEG
235,1 KB

Zoombart


Skrivebordsbakgrunner

1024x768
243,2 KB
1280x1024
394,6 KB
1600x1200
568,5 KB
1920x1200
667,3 KB
2048x1536
909,6 KB

Koordinater

Position (RA):0 14 20.51
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 57.19"
Field of view:6.72 x 6.72 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optisk
V
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optisk
R
Very Large Telescope
FORS1
Optisk
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrarødt
I
Very Large Telescope
FORS1