Sunburst Arc 2

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows one of four arcs formed of the light from the galaxy nicknamed the Sunburst Arc. Created by strong gravitational lensing, this bright arc of light consists of at least four copies of the image of a single galaxy. The lensed galaxy is about 11 billion light-years away.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, Rivera-Thorsen et al.

About the Image

Id:heic1920c
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2019, 20:00
Related releases:heic1920
Size:576 x 772 px

About the Object

Name:PSZ1 G311.65-18.48
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:4 billion light years
Constellation:Apus
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):15 50 1.16
Position (Dec):-78° 11' 7.93"
Field of view:0.29 x 0.39 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.9° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
UV
275 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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