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.

Crédit:

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

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso1120d
Type:Observation
Date de publication:22 juin 2011 15:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1120
Taille:3662 x 5253 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Abell 2744, Pandora’s Cluster
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor
Catégorie: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

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Visible
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Visible
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Visible
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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