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About this Object

Object Name:

MACS J1206.2-0847

Object Description:

Galaxy Cluster 

Position (J2000):

R.A. 12h 06m 11s.98
Dec. -08° 48' 0".04

Constellation:

Virgo

Distance:

4.5 billion light-years (1.4 billion parsecs)

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from proposal 12069: M. Postman (STScI) et al. and the CLASH Team

Instrument:

ACS amd WFC3/IR

Exposure Date:

April - July 2011

Exposure Time:

19 hours

About this Image

Credit:

NASA, ESA, M. Postman (STScI), the CLASH Team, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA

Release Date:

October 13, 2011

Color:

This image is a composite of many separate exposures made by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope using ten different filters. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:

ACS/WFC F606W (V) + F625W (r)

blue

ACS/WFC F775W (i) + F814W (I) + F850LP (z)

green

WFC3/IR F105W (Y) + F110W (YJ) + F125W (J) + F140W (JH) + F160W (H)

red

Orientation/Scale: