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News Release 94 of 938

June 26, 2012 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2012-19

NASA's Hubble Spots Rare Gravitational Arc from Distant, Hefty Galaxy Cluster

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: IDCS J1426.5+3508
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster
Position (J2000):

R.A. 14h 26m 00s
Dec. +35° 08' 00"

Constellation: Boötes
Distance: 10 billion light-years
About the Hubble Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposals 11663: M. Brodwin (University of Missouri-Kansas City and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) et al. and 12203: A. Stanford (University of California, Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) et al.

The science team includes: A. Stanford (University of California, Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and M. Brodwin (University of Missouri-Kansas City and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), A. Gonzalez, C. Fedeli, D. Gettings, and C. Mancone (University of Florida, Gainesville), P. Eisenhardt, D. Stern, and L. Moustakas (JPL), A. Dey and B. Jannuzi (NOAO), G. Zeimann (University of California, Davis), G. Snyder (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), T. Plagge, J. Carlstrom, and E. Leitch (University of Chicago), D. Marrone (Steward Observatory), and M. Joy (NASA/MSFC).

Instrument: ACS/WFC: F814W (I) and WFC3/IR: F160W (H)
Exposure Date(s): July 8, 2010 and November 7, 2010
About this Release
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Gonzalez (University of Florida, Gainesville), A. Stanford (University of California, Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory), and M. Brodwin (University of Missouri-Kansas City and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
Release Date: June 26, 2012
Color:

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC and WFC3/IR instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelength and energy ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F475W (B) blue
WFC3/IR: F160W (H) orange
Orientation: