The Spiderweb Galaxy and its surroundings [full ACS view]

This image shows the full ACS overview of the region around the Spiderweb Galaxy (just to the right of the center). The galaxy is sitting at the centre of an emergent galaxy cluster, surrounded by hundreds of other galaxies from the cluster.

Credit:

Image credit: NASA, ESA, G. Miley and R. Overzier (Leiden Observatory), and the ACS Science Team

Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble).

About the Image

Id:heic0614b
Type:Observation
Release date:12 October 2006, 12:00
Related releases:heic0614
Size:6657 x 3913 px

About the Object

Name:LEDA 2826829, MRC 1138-262, Spiderweb Galaxy
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Interacting
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=2.156 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+I)
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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