Wide field view of MACS 1206 (ground-based image)

 

This ground-based image, from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the area around galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (or MACS 1206) for short. The cluster has been observed by Hubble as part of CLASH (Cluster Lensing and Supernova survey with Hubble), a major programme to observe galaxy clusters whose gravity bends and distorts light passing through them.

Credit:

 

NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)

About the Image

Id:heic1115b
Type:Observation
Release date:13 October 2011, 15:00
Related releases:heic1115
Size:10693 x 10714 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J1206.2-0847
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:4 billion light years
Constellation:Virgo
Category:Cosmology
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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 6 11.89
Position (Dec):-8° 47' 56.72"
Field of view:179.39 x 179.74 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.2° left of vertical

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BandTelescope
Optical
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DSS
Optical
pseudogreen (B+R)
DSS
Optical
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DSS
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