Zoom in on CLASS B1608+656

This video begins with a view of the night sky before zooming in towards galaxy cluster CLASS B1608+656. It homes in first on a view of the area around the cluster from the Digitized Sky Survey (produced with a ground-based telescope), before focusing on Hubble observations of the cluster.

Hubble's very long exposure (14 hours) combined with advanced instrumentation and a unique location above the distorting atmosphere means that its observations are both much sharper and much brighter than those taken from the ground-based telescope. Hubble's image is clearly visible as a square of brighter galaxies near the end of the zoom video.


NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin
Music: movetwo

About the Video

Release date:17 April 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1408
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:CLASS B1608+656
Type:Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster



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