Gravitationally lensed image of highest redshift galaxy

Esahubble_opo9725d_1024

esahubble_opo9725d July 30th, 1997

Credit: Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA/ESA

A theoretical model of the cluster lens is used to 'unsmear' the gravitationally-lensed image back into the galaxy's normal appearance. The corrected image gives a highly magnified view of the distant galaxy with detail 5-10 times smaller than Hubble alone can provide. It clearly shows several bright, very compact regions of intense star formation. These starburst regions are as 700 light-years across. The knots are so bright they indicate bursts of star formation taking place at a much faster rate than seen in most galaxies at the present time.

Provider: Hubble Space Telescope | ESA

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9725d/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
CL1358+62
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Type > Gravitationally Lensed
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Orange Hubble (WFPC2) Optical (I) 814.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Orange
Esahubble_opo9725d_1280
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ID
opo9725d
Subject Category
D.5.1.8   D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
CL1358+62
Credits
Marijn Franx (University of Groningen, The Netherlands), Garth Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), and NASA/ESA
Release Date
1997-07-30T06:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9725d/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFPC2
Color Assignment
Orange
Band
Optical
Bandpass
I
Central Wavelength
814
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
180.0, 200.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
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
opo9725d
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:48:38+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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