Hubble Frontier Fields view of Abell 2744
This image of Abell 2744 is the first to come from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing programme, which is using the magnifying power of enormous galaxy clusters to peer deep into the distant Universe. Abell 2744, nicknamed Pandora's Cluster, is thought to have a very violent history, having formed from a cosmic pile-up of multiple galaxy clusters.
Abell 2744 is the first of six targets for an observing programme known as Frontier Fields. This three-year, 840-orbit programme will yield our deepest views of the Universe to date, using the power of Hubble to explore more distant regions of space than could otherwise be seen, by observing gravitational lensing effects around six different galaxy clusters.
NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI).
About the Image
|Release date:||7 January 2014, 20:15|
|Related releases:||heic1423, heic1401|
|Size:||3909 x 4360 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster|
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|435 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|606 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.05 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.25 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.4 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|1.6 μm||Hubble Space Telescope|