Visible-Light Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735

This image of galaxy cluster MS 0735.6+7421 was taken with NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in February 2006. The Advanced Camera for Surveys image shows dozens of galaxies bound together by gravity. Diffuse, hot gas with a temperature of nearly 50 million degrees permeates the space between the galaxies. A supermassive black hole weighing nearly a billion times the mass of our Sun lurks in the nucleus of the bright central galaxy.


NASA, ESA, and B. McNamara (University of Waterloo and Ohio University)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:2 November 2006, 19:00
Size:5478 x 5494 px

About the Object

Name:MS 0735.6+742
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:z=0.216 (redshift)

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Position (RA):7 41 42.36
Position (Dec):74° 14' 53.18"
Field of view:4.54 x 4.55 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical

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