Hubble image of Abell S1063

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esahubble_heic1615a July 21st, 2016

Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)

Abell S1063, a galaxy cluster, was observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as part of the Frontier Fields programme. The huge mass of the cluster acts as a cosmic magnifying glass and enlarges even more distant galaxies, so they become bright enough for Hubble to see.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1615a/

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
Abell S1063
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 22h 48m 44.4s
DEC = -44° 31’ 48.2”
Orientation
North is 7.3° CW
Field of View
2.1 x 2.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Grus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Green Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (Z) 1.1 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (JH) 1.4 µm
Red Hubble (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Blue Hubble (ACS) Optical (V) 606.0 nm
Green Hubble (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Green
Red
Red
Red
Blue
Blue
Green
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ID
heic1615a
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell S1063
Credits
NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)
Release Date
2016-07-21T16:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1615a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Frontier Fields
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Green, Red, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Green
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
Z, J, JH, H, B, V, I
Central Wavelength
1050, 1250, 1400, 1600, 435, 606, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
342.185158802, -44.5300561316
Reference Dimension
2243.0, 2511.0
Reference Pixel
1121.0, 1255.0
Scale
-1.54145840939e-05, 1.54145840939e-05
Rotation
-7.3199999999999941
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
heic1615a
Metadata Date
2016-07-13T15:39:57+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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