Hubble observes shapes of more than 7000 faint background galaxies

Five days of observations produced altogether the 39 Hubble Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2(WFPC2) images required to map the mass of the galaxy cluster CL0024+1654.

Credit:

European Space Agency, NASA and Jean-Paul Kneib (Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, France/Caltech, USA)

About the Image

Id:heic0309b
Type:Collage
Release date:17 July 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0309
Size:8000 x 8000 px

About the Object

Name:CL0024+1654
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.4 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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