Hubble’s view on lensing galaxy

The galaxy SDSS J210415.89-062024.7 is located 2.5 billion light years away. It acted as a lens for a supernova at an even greater distance, creating four distinct images of the explosion — an effect created by strong gravitational lensing.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA

About the Image

Id:heic1710b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2017, 20:00
Related releases:heic1710
Size:545 x 486 px

About the Object

Name:SDSS J210415.89-062024.7
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:2 billion light years
Constellation:Aquarius
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):21 4 17.08
Position (Dec):-6° 20' 21.78"
Field of view:1.17 x 1.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 125.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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