Galaxy cluster MACS j1149.5+223

Eso_eso1815b_1024

eso_eso1815b May 16th, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, S. Rodney (John Hopkins University, USA) and the FrontierSN team; T. Treu (University of California Los Angeles, USA), P. Kelly (University of California Berkeley, USA) and the GLASS team; J. Lotz (STScI) and the Frontier Fields team; M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH team; and Z. Levay (STScI)

This image shows the huge galaxy cluster MACS J1149.5+223, whose light took over 5 billion years to reach us. The huge mass of the cluster is bending the light from more distant objects. The light from these objects has been magnified and distorted due to gravitational lensing. The same effect is creating multiple images of the same distant objects.

Provider: European Southern Observatory

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1815b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
MACS j1149.5+223
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
Eso_eso1815b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 49m 36.1s
DEC = 22° 24’ 1.1”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
1.9 x 1.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Leo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J/H) 1.4 µm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Z) 1.1 µm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Red
Green
Green
Blue
Eso_eso1815b_1280
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ID
eso1815b
Subject Category
D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
MACS j1149.5+223
Credits
NASA, ESA, S. Rodney (John Hopkins University, USA) and the FrontierSN team; T. Treu (University of California Los Angeles, USA), P. Kelly (University of California Berkeley, USA) and the GLASS team; J. Lotz (STScI) and the Frontier Fields team; M. Postman (STScI) and the CLASH team; and Z. Levay (STScI)
Release Date
2018-05-16T19:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1815b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Red, Green, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
H, J/H, J, Z, I
Central Wavelength
1600, 1400, 1250, 1050, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
177.400369075, 22.400300529
Reference Dimension
3800.0, 3800.0
Reference Pixel
1900.0, 1900.0
Scale
-8.33310742971e-06, 8.33310742971e-06
Rotation
0.020000000000000007
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1815b
Metadata Date
2015-02-19T11:01:20-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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