Abell S1063, the final frontier

Abell S1063, a galaxy cluster, was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields programme. The huge mass of the cluster acts as a cosmic magnifying glass and enlarges even more distant galaxies, so they become bright enough for Hubble to see.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1615a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 July 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1718, heic1615
Size:2243 x 2511 px

About the Object

Name:Abell S1063
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.348 (redshift)
Constellation:Grus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 48 44.44
Position (Dec):-44° 31' 48.20"
Field of view:2.07 x 2.32 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 7.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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