Galaxy Cluster Abell 520's Luminosity (CFHT)

This image shows the concentration of starlight at the core of merging galaxy cluster Abell 520. The map was derived from observations by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in Hawaii.

Abell 520 resides 2.4 billion light-years away.

Credit:

NASAESA, CFHT, M.J. Jee (University of California, Davis), and A. Mahdavi (San Francisco State University)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1210e
Type:Observation
Release date:23 March 2012, 16:48
Size:2734 x 1758 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 520
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
Distance:2 billion light years


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