Detail View: NASA Hubble Space Telescope Collection: Gravitational Lens Helps Hubble and Keck Discover Galaxy Building Block

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Gravitational Lens Helps Hubble and Keck Discover Galaxy Building Block
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Technical facts about this news release: About this Object Object Name: Abell 2218 Object Description: Gravitational Lens Position (J2000): R.A. 16h 35m 56.00s Dec. +66° 12' 00.0'' Constellation: Draco Distances: The lensed galaxy is 4 billion parsecs (13 billion light-years) away. The lensing cluster of galaxies, (Abell 2218) is 600 million parsecs (2 billion light-years) away, along the same line of sight. About the Data Telescope: Keck I HST Keck II Instrument: Low Resolution Imaging Spectrograph WFPC2 - F814 W (I) Echelle Spectrograph and Imager Exposure Dates: April 23, 2001 January 11 - 12, 2000 May 21, 2001 Exposure Time: 0.6 hours 3.3 hours 1.1 hours Principal Astronomers: J.-P. Kneib (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees, France), R. Ellis and M. Santos (Caltech) and K. Kuijken (Kapteyn Institute, The Netherlands) About this Release Image Credit: NASA, ESA, R. Ellis (Caltech) and J.-P. Kneib (Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees) Acknowledgment: NASA, ESA, A. Fruchter and the ERO Team (STScI, ST-ECF) Release Date: October 5, 2001 9:00 a.m. (EDT) Orientation: Gravitational Lens Helps Hubble and Keck Discover Galaxy Building Block [ http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/2001/32/images/a/formats/compass_large_web.jpg ]
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*News Release Number:*: STScI-2001-32b
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COMPASS
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France
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April 23, 2001
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2001
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SPD-HUBBLE-STScI-2001-32b
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http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2001/32/image/b/
Release Date: 
October 5, 2001 09:00 AM (EDT)