Intracluster light in MACSJ0416

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme, which together have produced the deepest images of gravitational lensing ever made.

Scientists used intracluster light (visible in blue) to study the distribution of dark matter within the cluster.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and M. Montes (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

About the Image

Id:heic1820b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 December 2018, 16:00
Related releases:heic1820
Size:3214 x 3599 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J0416.1-2403
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Eridanus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):4 16 8.80
Position (Dec):-24° 4' 28.68"
Field of view:2.91 x 3.25 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 24.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J/H
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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