Wide field image of galaxy cluster SDSS J1110+6459

The galaxy cluster shown here, SDSS J1110+6459, was discovered as part of the Sloan Giant Arcs Survey. It is located about 6 billion light-years from Earth (redshift of z=0.659) and contains hundreds of galaxies. At left, a distinctive blue arc is actually composed of three separate images of a more distant background galaxy called SGAS J111020.0+645950.8. This background galaxy has been magnified, distorted, and multiply imaged by the gravity of the galaxy cluster in a process known as gravitational lensing.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA, and T. Johnson (University of Michigan)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1727b
Type:Observation
Release date:10 July 2017, 12:00
Size:4052 x 4424 px

About the Object

Name:SDSS J1110+6459
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Type : Gravitationally Lensed
Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Early Universe : Cosmology : Phenomenon : Lensing
Distance:6 billion light years
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 10 14.14
Position (Dec):64° 59' 48.90"
Field of view:2.03 x 2.21 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 4.3° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
C
390 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
Z
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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