Wide field view of MACS 1206 (ground-based image)
Date: 13 October 2011
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: MACS J1206.2-0847
Copyright: NASA, ESA, Digitized Sky Survey 2 (Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin)
This ground-based image, from the Digitized Sky Survey 2, shows the area around galaxy cluster MACS J1206.2-0847 (or MACS 1206) for short. The cluster has been observed by Hubble as part of CLASH (Cluster Lensing and Supernova survey with Hubble), a major programme to observe galaxy clusters whose gravity bends and distorts light passing through them.
Last Update: 1 September 2019