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About this Object

Object Name:

ESO 325-G004, Abell S0740

Object Description:

Giant Elliptical Galaxy and its Host Galaxy Cluster

Position (J2000):

R.A. 13h 43m 33s.30
Dec. -38° 10' 34".0

Constellation:

Centaurus

Distance:

Approximately 463 million light-years (142 Megaparsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is roughy 2.9 arcminute (385,000 light-years or 120 kiloparsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10429: PI: J. Blakeslee (Washington State University), J. Lucey and R. Smith (University of Durham), J. Tonry (University of Hawaii), and S. Mei (Johns Hopkins University); and 10710: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, W. Januszewski, and T. Royle (Hubble Heritage Team/STScI), and J. Blakeslee (Washington State University).

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

January 2005/February 2006

Filters:

F475W (B), F625W (R), and F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

February 6 , 2007

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope using several different filters. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. One filter was used to sample narrow wavelength emission. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F475W (B)

blue

F625W (R)

green

F814W (I)

red

Orientation/Scale: