Abell 370 parallel field

While one eye of Hubble was observing its main target, the massive galaxy cluster Abell 370, the second eye — another instrument — was looking at a part of the sky right next to the cluster.

Although not as spectacular as the light-bending clusters, these parallel fields are as deep as the main images and can even compete with the famous Hubble Deep Field as regards depth. They are therefore a valuable tool for studying the evolution of galaxies from the early epochs of the Universe until today.

Credit:

NASA, ESA/Hubble, HST Frontier Fields

About the Image

Id:heic1711b
Type:Observation
Release date:4 May 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1711
Size:4112 x 4610 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 370
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:6 billion light years
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):2 40 13.49
Position (Dec):-1° 37' 33.87"
Field of view:2.06 x 2.31 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 27.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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