Hubble's Top Ten Gravitational Lenses. A View of HST 16309+8230

HST 16309+8230 is an edge-on disk-like galaxy (blue arc) which has been significantly distorted by the redder lensing elliptical galaxy.

Credit:

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

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9918i
Type:Observation
Release date:13 May 1999, 06:00
Size:62 x 62 px

About the Object

Name:HST 16309+8230
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
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Colours & filters

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

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