Distant Galaxy MS 1512-cB58

The image reveals the gravitationally amplified, elongated image of the very distant, 20.6-mag galaxy MS 1512-cB58 (indicated with an arrow). The photo is is a reproduction of a composite image of the field around the distant cluster of galaxies MS 1512+36 (redshift 0.37), obtained with the WFPC2 camera on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

It is based on exposures in two filters (F555 + F675). The observations are described in a research paper by Seitz et al. (Monthly Notices of the RAS, August 1998, Vol. 298, p. 945 ff). The lensed image of the galaxy MS 1512-cB58 is seen at an angular distance of about 5 arcsec from the centre of the cluster. The north direction is at about 1 o'clock and east is at 10 o'clock. The field measures approx. 45 x 60 arcsec2.

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About the Image

Id:eso0208a
Type:Observation
Release date:11 March 2002
Related releases:eso0208
Size:1200 x 1600 px

About the Object

Name:Gravitational Microlensing, MS 1512 +36-cB58, MS 1512-cB58
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxy Clusters
• X - Galaxies
Distance:z=2.723 (redshift)

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
675 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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