Galaxy cluster MACS J1149+2223

In this image the many galaxies of the massive cluster MACS J1149+2223 dominate the scene. This cluster played an important role in discovery of the newfound galaxy, known as MACS1149-JD. Gravitational lensing by this giant cluster brightened the light from the galaxy some 15 times, a galaxy which may be the most distant ever observed. For more detailed images of the galaxy see here.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, W. Zheng (JHU), M. Postman (STScI), and the CLASH Team

About the Image

NASA press release
Id:opo1231b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 September 2012, 14:44
Size:2424 x 2341 px

About the Object

Name:MACS J1149+2223
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy
Constellation:Leo
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 49 35.79
Position (Dec):22° 23' 58.68"
Field of view:2.62 x 2.53 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 12.8° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
g
475 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
r
625 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
i
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J/H
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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