The Coma Galaxy Cluster as seen by Hubble
Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys has viewed a large portion of the Coma Cluster, stretching across several million light-years across. The entire spherical cluster is more than 20 million light-years in diameter and contains thousands of galaxies.
Most of the galaxies that inhabit the central portion of the Coma Cluster are elliptical galaxies. These featureless "fuzz-balls" are a pale golden brown in colour and contain populations of old stars. Both dwarf and giant ellipticals are found in abundance in the Coma Cluster.
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA).
Acknowledgment: D. Carter (Liverpool John Moores University) and the Coma HST ACS Treasury Team.
About the Image
|Release date:||10 June 2008, 15:00|
|Size:||10816 x 7679 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Local Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster|
• X - Galaxies Images/Videos
|Distance:||300 million light years|
Colours & filters
|475 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|814 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|