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November 2, 2006 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-51

Host Galaxy Cluster to Largest Known Radio Eruption

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: MS 0735.6+7421
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster
Position (J2000): R.A. 07h 41m 50.20s
Dec. +74° 14' 51.00"
Constellation: Camelopardalis
Distance: About 2.6 billion light years
Dimensions: This image is 4 arcminutes (3 million light-years or 900 kiloparsecs) wide.
About the Data
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope Chandra X-ray Observatory Very Large Array
Instrument: ACS/WFC ACIS "A" Configuration
Wavelength: optical x-ray radio
Exposure Date: February 1, 2006 November 30, 2003 October 24, 2004
HST Data Description: This image was created from HST data from the following proposal 10495: B. McNamara (Ohio University), M. Wise (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and P. Nulsen (Harvard-Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory).
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and B. McNamara (University of Waterloo)
Release Date: November 2, 2006
Color

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by several different instruments from the three missions listed above. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

CXO x-ray blue
HST visible green
VLA radio red

Orientation: Composite Image of Galaxy Cluster MS 0735