Infrared image of the galaxy Abell 2667

This infrared image was taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.and shows a part of the galaxy cluster Abell 2667. The "Comet Galaxy" is the bright red object seen to the left of the cluster centre. Also seen in the image is a rare giant infrared arc. The banana-shaped arc corresponds to the magnified and distorted image of a distant galaxy that lies behind the cluster's core.

Credit:

NASA, Spitzer Space Telescope

About the Image

Id:heic0705b
Type:Observation
Release date:2 March 2007, 15:00
Related releases:heic0705
Size:485 x 323 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2667
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.23 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):23 51 39.26
Position (Dec):-26° 5' 0.31"
Field of view:4.92 x 3.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 22.6° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
Near-IR
3.6 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
4.5 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC
Infrared
Near-IR
8.0 μmSpitzer Space Telescope
IRAC

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