Hubble image of galaxy cluster MACS J0416.12403

Esahubble_heic1416a_1024

esahubble_heic1416a July 24th, 2014

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, HST Frontier FieldsAcknowledgement: Mathilde Jauzac (Durham University, UK and Astrophysics & Cosmology Research Unit, South Africa) and Jean-Paul Kneib (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster MACS J0416.12403. This is one of six being studied by the Hubble Frontier Fields programme. This programme seeks to analyse the mass distribution in these huge clusters and to use the gravitational lensing effect of these clusters, to peer even deeper into the distant Universe. A team of researchers used almost 200 images of distant galaxies, whose light has been bent and magnified by this huge cluster, combined with the depth of Hubble data to measure the total mass of this cluster more precisely than ever before.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1416a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, None, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
MACS J0416.1-2403
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
Esahubble_heic1416a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 4h 16m 8.7s
DEC = -24° 4’ 28.4”
Orientation
North is 23.1° CCW
Field of View
3.4 x 3.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Eridanus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Optical (G) 606.0 nm
Red Hubble (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Blue
Green
Red
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ID
heic1416a
Subject Category
D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
MACS J0416.1-2403
Credits
ESA/Hubble, NASA, HST Frontier FieldsAcknowledgement: Mathilde Jauzac (Durham University, UK and Astrophysics & Cosmology Research Unit, South Africa) and Jean-Paul Kneib (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
Release Date
2014-07-24T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1416a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, G, I
Central Wavelength
435, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
64.0363854721, -24.0745493679
Reference Dimension
6753.0, 6484.0
Reference Pixel
3376.5, 3242.0
Scale
-8.33605987201e-06, 8.33605987201e-06
Rotation
23.080000000000016
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
None
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic1416a
Metadata Date
2014-07-22T08:47:36+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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