The most remote mature cluster of galaxies yet found

This image from the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) onboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows CL J1449+0856, the most distant mature cluster of galaxies found. The image was taken in infrared light, with colour data added from ESO’s Very Large Telescope and NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, R. Gobat (Laboratoire AIM-Paris-Saclay, CEA/DSM-CNRS–Université Paris Diderot)

About the Image

Id:ann1105a
Type:Observation
Release date:9 March 2011, 10:00
Related announcements:ann1105
Size:512 x 485 px

About the Object

Name:CL J1449+0856
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=2.07 (redshift)
Constellation:Bootes
Category:Star Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):14 49 14.36
Position (Dec):8° 56' 17.54"
Field of view:0.85 x 0.81 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 35.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
NICMOS

Notes: Colour information added from VLT and Subaru observations. The NICMOS image was taken through a single filter.

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