The distant dusty galaxy A1689-zD1 behind the galaxy cluster Abell 1689

Eso_eso1508c_1024

eso_eso1508c March 2nd, 2015

Credit: NASA; ESA; L. Bradley (Johns Hopkins University); R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz); H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University); and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

This spectacular view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the rich galaxy cluster Abell 1689. The huge concentration of mass bends light coming from more distant objects and can increase their total apparent brightness and make them visible. One such object, A1689-zD1, appears in this picture although it is still so faint that it is barely seen. New observations with ALMA and ESOs VLT have revealed that A1689-zD1is a dusty galaxy seen when the Universe was just 700 million years old.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1508c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Abell 1689
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy > Grouping > Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 13h 11m 30.1s
DEC = -1° 20’ 18.9”
Orientation
North is 115.2° CW
Field of View
3.2 x 3.3 arcminutes
Constellation
Virgo

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (g') 475.0 nm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Optical (r') 625.0 nm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (ACS) Infrared (z') 850.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
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ID
eso1508c
Subject Category
D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Abell 1689
Credits
NASA; ESA; L. Bradley (Johns Hopkins University); R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz); H. Ford (Johns Hopkins University); and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Release Date
2015-03-02T17:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1508c/
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
g', r', z'
Central Wavelength
475, 625, 850
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
197.875357934, -1.33858372572
Reference Dimension
3853.0, 4000.0
Reference Pixel
1926.0, 2000.0
Scale
-1.38919442175e-05, 1.38919442175e-05
Rotation
-115.23999999999994
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.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
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1508c
Metadata Date
2015-02-24T09:58:24+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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