Gravitationally Lensed Image of Highest Redshift Galaxy

A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of the galaxy cluster CL1358+62 has uncovered a gravitationally-lensed image of a more distant galaxy located far beyond the cluster. The gravitationally-lensed image appears as a red crescent to the lower right of center. The galaxy's image is brightened, magnified, and smeared into an arc-shape by the gravitational influence of the intervening galaxy cluster, which acts like a gigantic lens.

Credit:

Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9725b
Type:Observation
Release date:30 July 1997, 06:00
Size:640 x 583 px

About the Object

Name:ClG 1358+62, ZwCl 6429
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Constellation:Draco

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 59 50.58
Position (Dec):62° 30' 59.45"
Field of view:1.06 x 0.96 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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