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News Release 24 of 294

March 5, 2013 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2013-09

Gravitational Lens Creates Cartoon of Space Invader

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Abell 68
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster and Gravitational Lens
Position (J2000): R.A. 00h 36m 59s.4
Dec. +09° 08' 30".05
Constellation: Vulpecula
Distance: 2.1 billion light-years (644 million parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11591: J.P. Kneib (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille) and collaborators.
Instrument: ACS and WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): October 18, 2010 and November 14, 2010
Filters: F814W (I), F110W (YJ), and F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage/ESA-Hubble Collaboration
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. 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:
WFC3/UVIS F814W (I) blue
WFC3/IR F110W (YJ) green
WFC3/IR F160W (H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image of Abell 68