A Cosmic Cobweb

In celebration of Halloween, Hubble brings you this inky image of the galaxy cluster Abell 611, located roughly 3.2 billion light years from Earth. 

This object is a popular target for investigating dark matter, in part because of the numerous examples of strong gravitational lensing visible amongst the cluster’s intricate web of galaxies.

[Image Description: Hundreds of small galaxies appear across this view. Their colours vary. Some are shades of orange, while others are white. Most appear as fuzzy ovals, but a few have distinct spiral arms. There are also many thin, long, orange arcs that curve around the centre of the image, where there is a prominent orange glow.]

Credit:

ESA/Hubble, NASA, P. Kelly, M. Postman, J. Richard, S. Allen

About the Image

Id:heic2213a
Type:Observation
Release date:27 October 2022, 16:00
Related releases:heic2213
Size:4522 x 4081 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 611
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
Constellation:Lynx
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):8 0 56.80
Position (Dec):36° 3' 25.35"
Field of view:2.26 x 2.04 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 37.1° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
B
438 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Long pass z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
i
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Fe II
1.26 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
YJ
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
JH
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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