Hubbles view on lensing galaxy

Esahubble_heic1710b_500

esahubble_heic1710b April 20th, 2017

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA

The galaxy SDSS J210415.89-062024.7 is located 2.5 billion light years away. It acted as a lens for a supernova at an even greater distance, creating four distinct images of the explosion an effect created by strong gravitational lensing.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1710b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SDSS J210415.89-062024.7
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy
Cosmology » Phenomenon » Lensing
Esahubble_heic1710b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 21h 4m 17.1s
DEC = -6° 20’ 21.8”
Orientation
North is 125.0° CW
Field of View
1.2 x 1.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Aquarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Arrow_left_cyan Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.1 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_orange
Arrow_top_cyan
Esahubble_heic1710b_1280
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ID
heic1710b
Subject Category
D.5   D.6.2.1  
Subject Name
SDSS J210415.89-062024.7
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1710b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Orange, Cyan
Band
Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
H, J
Central Wavelength
1600, 1100
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
316.071148099, -6.33938276704
Reference Dimension
545.0, 486.0
Reference Pixel
272.5, 243.0
Scale
-3.570460939497551E-05, 3.570460939497551E-05
Rotation
-125.0200000000001
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Position
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
heic1710b
Metadata Date
2017-04-10T14:37:20+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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