Einstein Ring Gravitational Lens: SDSS J140228.21+632133.5

Esahubble_opo0532f_1024

esahubble_opo0532f November 17th, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Bolton (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and the SLACS Team

This object is namedSDSS J140228.21+632133.5. It is one of eight similar objects found by combining two powerful astronomical assets, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The objects are know as Eienstein rings and are perhaps the most elegant manifestations of the gravitational lensing phenomina. Gravitational lensing occurs when the gravitational field from a massive object warps space and deflects light from a distant object behind it, allowing the distant object to be seen. Einstein rings are produced when two galaxies are almost perfectly aligned, one behind the other, giving an image like this with a reddish-white elliptical galaxy in the foreground and a thin ring of blue surrounding it which is in fact the distorted light from another galaxy twice as far away.

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0532f/

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 J140228.21+632133.5
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Type > Gravitationally Lensed
Esahubble_opo0532f_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 2m 28.2s
DEC = 63° 21’ 33.1”
Orientation
North is 0.3° CW
Field of View
0.1 x 0.1 arcminutes
Constellation
Draco

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Arrow_left_orange Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_orange
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ID
opo0532f
Subject Category
D.5.1.8  
Subject Name
SDSS J140228.21+632133.5
Credits
NASA, ESA, A. Bolton (Harvard-Smithsonian CfA) and the SLACS Team
Release Date
2005-11-17T19:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0532f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Redshift distance from NED
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Blue, Orange
Band
Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, I
Central Wavelength
435, 814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
210.617512239, 63.3591953978
Reference Dimension
723.0, 723.0
Reference Pixel
361.5, 361.5
Scale
-3.07457785281e-06, 3.07457785281e-06
Rotation
-0.30000000000000004
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
opo0532f
Metadata Date
2005-11-10T10:14:28-05:00
Metadata Version
1.0
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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