Galaxy Cluster Abell 1689 Details

The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has here used a natural "zoom lens" in space to peer straight through the center of one of the most massive galaxy clusters known, called Abell 1689. Some of the faintest objects in this picture are probably more than 13 billion light-years away.

Credit:

NASA, N. Benitez (JHU), T. Broadhurst (The Hebrew University), H. Ford (JHU), M. Clampin(STScI), G. Hartig (STScI), G. Illingworth (UCO/Lick Observatory), the ACS Science Team and ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0301e
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2003, 18:20
Size:750 x 750 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 1689
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Supercluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.183 (redshift)
Constellation:Virgo

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
R
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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