Parallel field of Abell S1063

This part of the sky was observed in parallel with the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 and is also part of the Frontier Fields programme. While one of Hubble’s cameras observed the galaxy cluster itself, another simultaneously captured the spectacular scene pictured above, of an “unremarkable” patch of space. While not having the advantage of strong gravitational lensing this parallel field observation is still nearly as deep as the Hubble Ultra-Deep Field. Combined with other deep fields it helps astronomers understand how similar the Universe looks in different directions.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic1615b
Type:Observation
Release date:21 July 2016, 16:00
Related releases:heic1615
Size:2245 x 2516 px

About the Object

Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Grus
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):22 49 17.77
Position (Dec):-44° 32' 43.47"
Field of view:2.06 x 2.31 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
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
JH
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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