Sunburst Arc 3

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 shows at least one copy of the image of the galaxy — several more copies are visible in the other three arcs.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:heic1920d
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2019, 20:00
Related releases:heic1920
Size:444 x 540 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 49 58.93
Position (Dec):-78° 11' 30.70"
Field of view:0.22 x 0.27 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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