Northern part of Abell 1758

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758, A1758N. The cluster is approximately 3.2 billion light-years from Earth and is part of a larger structure containing two cluster sitting some 2.4 million light-years apart.

But A1758N itself is further split into two sub-sections, known as East (A1758NE) and West (A1758NW). There appear to be disturbances within both of these sub-sections — strong evidence that they are the result of smaller clusters colliding and merging.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA

About the Image

Id:heic1801a
Type:Observation
Release date:18 January 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1801
Size:13177 x 6693 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 1758
Type:Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Distance:3 billion light years
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):13 32 46.63
Position (Dec):50° 32' 30.19"
Field of view:6.58 x 3.34 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 42.4° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
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1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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