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.

Crediti:

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

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Identificazione:eso1120d
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di rilascio:Mercoledì 22 Giugno 2011 15:00
Notizie relative:eso1120
Grandezza:3662 x 5253 px

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Nome:Abell 2744, Pandora’s Cluster
Tipo:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distanza:z=0.308 (spostamento del rosso)
Constellation:Sculptor
Categoria:Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters

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Position (RA):0 14 20.09
Position (Dec):-30° 23' 18.50"
Field of view:3.05 x 4.38 arcminutes
Orientazione:Il Nord è a 24.9° a destra della verticale

Colori e filtri

BandaLunghezza d'ondaTelescopio
Ottico
B
435 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ottico
V
606 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Ottico
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS

 

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