A Cosmic Cobweb

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esahubble_heic2213a October 27th, 2022

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, P. Kelly, M. Postman, J. Richard, S. Allen

In celebration of Halloween, Hubble brings you this inky image of the galaxy cluster Abell 611, located roughly 3.2 billion light years from Earth.  This object is a popular target for investigating dark matter, in part because of the numerous examples of strong gravitational lensing visible amongst the cluster’s intricate web of galaxies. [Image Description: Hundreds of small galaxies appear across this view. Their colours vary. Some are shades of orange, while others are white. Most appear as fuzzy ovals, but a few have distinct spiral arms. There are also many thin, long, orange arcs that curve around the centre of the image, where there is a prominent orange glow.]

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://esahubble.org/images/heic2213a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Baltimore, MD, United States

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Abell 611
Subject - General
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 8h 0m 56.8s
DEC = 36° 3’ 25.3”
Orientation
North is 37.1° CCW
Field of View
2.3 x 2.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Lynx

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Fe II) 1.3 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Y) 1.1 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (YJ) 1.1 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (JH) 1.4 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Optical (H) 1.6 µm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (i) 775.0 nm
Cyan Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 438.0 nm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (Long pass z) 850.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Red
Green
Cyan
Blue
Blue
Green
Green
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ID
heic2213a
Subject Category
E.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 611
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, P. Kelly, M. Postman, J. Richard, S. Allen
Release Date
2022-10-27T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://esahubble.org/images/heic2213a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Red, Red, Red, Red, Green, Cyan, Blue, Blue, Green, Green
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
Fe II, Y, YJ, J, JH, H, i, V, B, g, I, Long pass z
Central Wavelength
1260, 1050, 1100, 1250, 1400, 1600, 775, 606, 438, 475, 814, 850
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
120.23666079324872, 36.0570412749835
Reference Dimension
4522.0, 4081.0
Reference Pixel
2261.0, 2040.5
Scale
-8.33834321371785e-06, 8.33834321371785e-06
Rotation
37.140000000000157
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
https://esahubble.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
ESA Office, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Dr
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
United States
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic2213a
Metadata Date
2022-10-19T15:24:29+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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