Arc in infrared light (Spitzer)

Esahubble_heic0805g_500

esahubble_heic0805g February 12th, 2008

Credit: NASA; ESA; L. Bradley (Johns Hopkins University); R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz); H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University); and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

The distant galaxy, dubbed A1689-zD1, appears as a whitish blob in the Spitzer IRAC close-up view. The galaxy is brimming with star birth. Hubble and Spitzer worked together to show that it is one of the youngest and likely the most distant galaxies ever discovered. Astronomers estimate that the galaxy is 13 billion light-years away. Abell 1689 is 2.2 billion light-years away.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0805g/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
A1689-zD1 Abell 1689
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy » Type » Gravitationally Lensed
Galaxy » Grouping » Cluster
Esahubble_heic0805g_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 11m 29.9s
DEC = -1° 19’ 18.7”
Orientation
North is 114.3° CW
Field of View
0.2 x 0.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_grayscale Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
Arrow_left_grayscale Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 4.5 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_grayscale
Arrow_top_grayscale
Esahubble_heic0805g_1280
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ID
heic0805g
Subject Category
D.5.1.8   D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
A1689-zD1, Abell 1689
Credits
NASA; ESA; L. Bradley (Johns Hopkins University); R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz); H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University); and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0805g/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Redshift distance to A1689-zD1
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
IRAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Grayscale, Grayscale
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
3600, 4500
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
197.874729726, -1.32186836792
Reference Dimension
741.0, 741.0
Reference Pixel
370.5, 370.5
Scale
-4.59555708802e-06, 4.59555708802e-06
Rotation
-114.27999999999987
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.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
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0805g
Metadata Date
2008-02-07T10:33:25-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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There is no distance meta data in this image.