Hubble's Top Ten Gravitational Lenses. A View of HST 14176+5226

HST 14176+5226 is the first, and brightest lens system discovered in 1995 with the Hubble telescope. This lens candidate has now been confirmed spectroscopically using large ground-based telescopes. The elliptical lensing galaxy is located 7 billion light-years away, and the lensed quasar is about 11 billion light-years distant.

Credit:

Kavan Ratnatunga (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9918f
Type:Observation
Release date:13 May 1999, 06:00
Size:65 x 65 px

About the Object

Name:HST 14176+5226
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
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Colours & filters

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

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