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.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz, M. Mountain, A. Koekemoer, and the HFF Team (STScI).

About the Image

Id:heic1401a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2014, 20:15
Related releases:heic1401
Size:3909 x 4360 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 2744
Type:• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• Local Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.308 (redshift)

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
W
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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