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Credit: Hubble Space Telescope
|Observation data (Epoch 2000)|
|Right ascension||17h 22m|
|909 Mpc (2,965 Mly) h−1
|ICM temperature||7.6 ± 0.30 keV|
|Binding mass||2.9 ± 0.5×1014 h−1
|X-ray luminosity||18.0 ± 0.2 ×1044 erg s−1 (bolometric)|
Abell 2261 is one of 25 galaxy clusters being studied as part of the Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble (CLASH) program, a major project to build a library of scientific data on lensing clusters.
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