Galaxy cluster MACS j1149.5+223

This image shows the huge galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+223, whose light took over 5 billion years to reach us. The huge mass of the cluster is bending the light from more distant objects. The light from these objects has been magnified and distorted due to gravitational lensing. The same effect is creating multiple images of the same distant objects.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, S. Rodney (John Hopkins University, USA) and the FrontierSN team; T. Treu (University of California Los Angeles, USA), P. Kelly (University of California Berkeley, USA) and the GLASS team; J. Lotz (STScI) and the Frontier Fields team; M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH team; and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

Id:eso1815b
Type:Observation
Release date:16 May 2018, 19:00
Related releases:eso1815
Size:3800 x 3800 px

About the Object

Name:MACS j1149.5+223
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 49 36.09
Position (Dec):22° 24' 1.08"
Field of view:1.90 x 1.90 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
I
814 nmHubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
1.05 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J/H
1.4 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μmHubble Space Telescope
WFC3

 

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