Galaxy cluster MACS j1149.5+223

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esahubble_heic1505b March 5th, 2015

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 and one of the galaxies within it is bending the light from a supernova behind them and creating four separate images of the supernova, shown clearly in this annotated image. The light has been magnified and distorted due to gravitational lensing and as a result the images are arranged around the elliptical galaxy in a formation known as an Einstein cross.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1505b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
MACS J1149+2223
Subject - Distant Universe
Star » Evolutionary Stage » Supernova
Galaxy » Grouping » Cluster
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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
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.4 µm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (Y) 1.1 µm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
Esahubble_heic1505b_1280
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ID
heic1505b
Subject Category
D.3.1.8   D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
MACS J1149+2223
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)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1505b/
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, Infrared
Bandpass
H, J, J, Y, 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)
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
heic1505b
Metadata Date
2015-02-19T11:01:20-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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