Hubble illuminates cluster of diverse galaxies

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esahubble_opo0708a June 21st, 2018

Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the cluster Abell S0740 that is over 450 million light-years away in the direction of the constellation Centaurus. The giant elliptical ESO 325-G004 looms large at the cluster's centre. Hubble resolves thousands of globular star clusters orbiting ESO 325-G004. Globular clusters are compact groups of hundreds of thousands of stars that are gravitationally bound together. At the galaxy's distance they appear as pinpoints of light contained within the diffuse halo. This image was created by combining Hubble science observations taken in January 2005 with Hubble Heritage observations taken a year later to form a 3-colour composite. The filters that isolate blue, red and infrared light were used with the Advanced Camera for Surveys aboard Hubble.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0708a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Abell S0740 ESO 325-G004
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 43m 35.6s
DEC = -38° 10’ 46.0”
Orientation
North is 68.9° CCW
Field of View
2.9 x 3.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Centaurus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (I) 814.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (R) 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (B) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_red
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_blue
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ID
opo0708a
Subject Category
C.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell S0740, ESO 325-G004
Credits
NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)
Release Date
2018-06-21T20:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo0708a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Distance in light years from NED
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
ACS, ACS, ACS
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, B
Central Wavelength
814, 625, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
205.898349928, -38.1794521203
Reference Dimension
3430.0, 3813.0
Reference Pixel
1433.28359224, 1870.01207189
Scale
-1.387005e-05, 1.387005e-05
Rotation
68.911
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
opo0708a
Metadata Date
2007-02-05T12:00:25-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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