Galaxy Cluster 0024+1654 as a Gravitational Lens

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows several blue, loop-shaped objects that actually are multiple images of the same galaxy.

They have been duplicated by the gravitational lens of the cluster of yellow, elliptical and spiral galaxies - called 0024+1654 - near the photograph's center.

Credit:

W.N. Colley and E. Turner (Princeton University), J.A. Tyson (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9610a
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 1996, 06:00
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Name:0024+1654
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.39 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Pseudogreen (B+R)
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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