ZwCl 1358+62

ZwCl 1358+62 is located 3.7 billion light-years from Earth (z=0.33) and is made up of at least 150 individual galaxies. This image depicts multiple blue, red and orange arcs scattered across the image, which represent amplified and stretched images of the galaxies behind the cluster's core. The colours displayed by the various lensed galaxies vary according to their distance and galaxy types. The natural gravitational lensing effect in combination with Hubble's potent mirrors provide astronomers with a powerful set of tools to gather information on the nature of distant galaxies and the workings of the "hidden" world around us.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and Johan Richard (Caltech, USA)
Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin & James Long (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

Id:heic0814c
Type:Observation
Release date:24 July 2008, 17:00
Related releases:heic0814
Size:3864 x 3489 px

About the Object

Name:Abell 1656
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
Distance:z=0.33 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
V
Hubble Space Telescope
Optical
R
Hubble Space Telescope

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