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About this Object

Object Name:

Coma Cluster, Abell 1656

Object Description:

Galaxy Cluster

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 59m 48s.70
Dec. +27° 58' 50".00

Constellation:

Coma Berenices

Distance:

300 million light-years or 90 million parsecs

Dimensions:

The image is approximately 9 arcminutes (1.7 million light-years or 500 kiloparsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 10861: D. Carter (Liverpool John Moores University) and collaborators.

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Filters:

F475W (SDSS g), F814W (I)

Exposure Date:

November, 2006 - January, 2007

Exposure Time:

12 hours

About this Image

Image Credit:

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

Release Date:

June 10, 2008

Color:

The image is a composite of several separate exposures made by the ACS instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Two filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges in the yellow and near infrafed. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F475W (SDSS g)

cyan

F814W (I)

orange

Orientation/Scale:

compass file