Heavyweight Champion of the Distant Universe

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noirlab_noaoann16001a January 8th, 2016

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: JPL/CalTech

Weighing in at 500 trillion times the mass of the Sun, the young galaxy cluster IDCS 1426, located 10 billion light years from Earth, is the most massive distant cluster known. Recently weighed using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope, it was first identified with data from the NOAO Deep Wide-field Survey and data taken with the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noaoann16001a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
IDCS J1426.5+3508
Noirlab_noaoann16001a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 14h 26m 32.5s
DEC = 35° 8’ 21.9”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CW
Field of View
1.9 x 1.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Bootes

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Spitzer (None) Infrared (None) -
Green Hubble (None) Optical (None) -
Blue Chandra (None) X-ray (None) -
Noirlab_noaoann16001a_1280
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ID
noaoann16001a
Subject Category
Subject Name
IDCS J1426.5+3508
Credits
X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ of Missouri/M.Brodwin et al; Optical: NASA/STScI; Infrared: JPL/CalTech
Release Date
2016-01-08T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noaoann16001a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, X-ray
Bandpass
None, None, None
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
216.635586673, 35.1394140014
Reference Dimension
2136.0, 1200.0
Reference Pixel
1068.0, 600.0
Scale
-1.45113974561e-05, 1.45113974561e-05
Rotation
-0.16
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noaoann16001a
Metadata Date
2020-06-12T01:39:16+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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