Very Large Telescope view of Abell 2744 — Pandora’s Cluster

This image, made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT), shows a wide view of merging galaxy cluster Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora’s Cluster. This remarkable object seems to be the result of the collision of at least four separate galaxy clusters.

Credit:

ESO and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)

About the Image

Id:heic1111d
Type:Observation
Release date:22 June 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1111
Size:2017 x 2017 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)
Constellation:Sculptor

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 14 20.59
Position (Dec):-30° 24' 0.27"
Field of view:6.73 x 6.73 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1
Optical
R
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1
Infrared
R
Very Large Telescope (VLT)
FORS1

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