Close-up on double Einstein ring

This is a close-up of a gravitational lens showing two concentric partial ring-like structures after subtracting the glare of the central, foreground galaxy.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and R. Gavazzi and T. Treu (University of California, Santa Barbara)

About the Image

Id:heic0803c
Type:Observation
Release date:10 January 2008, 16:00
Related releases:heic0803
Size:465 x 639 px

About the Object

Name:SDSSJ0946+1006
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Distance:z=0.609 (redshift)
Constellation:Leo

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 46 56.68
Position (Dec):10° 6' 52.84"
Field of view:0.13 x 0.18 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 71.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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