MACS J0647+7015

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Coordinates: Sky map 06h 47m 50.5s, +70° 14′ 55″

MACS0647-JD.jpg
MACS J0647.7+7015
Credit: Hubble Space Telescope
Observation data (Epoch 2000)
Constellation(s)Camelopardalis
Right ascension 06h 47m 42s
Declination+70° 15′
Redshift0.592[1]
Distance
(co-moving)
2,180 Mpc (7,110 Mly) h−1
0.70
ICM temperature13.3 ± 1.80 keV
Binding mass2.07 ± 0.10×1014 h−1
0.70
[2] M
X-ray luminosity32.5 ± 2.1 ×1044 erg s−1 (bolometric)
See also: Galaxy groups, Galaxy clusters, List of galaxy clusters

MACS J0647.7+7015 is a galaxy cluster with a redshift z = 0.592, located at J2000.0 right ascension  06h 47m 42s declination +70° 15′. It lies between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper in the constellation Camelopardalis. It is part of a sample[3] of 12 extreme galaxy clusters at z > 0.5 discovered by the MAssive Cluster Survey (MACS).

During 2012 the galaxy cluster was announced as gravitationally lensing the most distant galaxy (MACS0647-JD), then ever imaged (z = 11).[4][5][6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ebeling, Harald; Elizabeth Barrett; David Donovan; Cheng-Jiun Ma; Alastair Edge; Leon van Speybroeck (2007). "A Complete Sample of 12 Very X-Ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters at z > 0.5". Astrophysical Journal Letters. 661: 33. arXiv:astro-ph/0703394. Bibcode:2007ApJ...661L..33E. doi:10.1086/518603.
  2. ^ Zitrin, Adi; Tom Broadhurst; Rennan Barkana; Yoel Rephaeli; Narciso Benítez (2011). "Strong-lensing analysis of a complete sample of 12 MACS clusters at z > 0.5: mass models and Einstein radii". MNRAS (410): 1939. arXiv:1002.0521. Bibcode:2011MNRAS.410.1939Z. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.17574.x. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  3. ^ Ebeling, Harald; Elizabeth Barrett; David Donovan; Cheng-Jiun Ma; Alastair Edge; Leon van Speybroeck (2007). "A Complete Sample of 12 Very X-Ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters at z > 0.5". Astrophysical Journal Letters. 661: 33. arXiv:astro-ph/0703394. Bibcode:2007ApJ...661L..33E. doi:10.1086/518603.
  4. ^ Dan Coe; et al. (November 15, 2012). "CLASH: Three Strongly Lensed Images of a Candidate z ~ 11 Galaxy". The Astrophysical Journal. 762: 32. arXiv:1211.3663. Bibcode:2013ApJ...762...32C. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/762/1/32.
  5. ^ Youtube, Zoom on galaxy cluster MACS J0647.7+7015
  6. ^ Strong-lensing analysis of a complete sample of 12 MACS clusters at z > 0.5: mass models and Einstein radii[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ NASA Hubblesite, NASA Great Observatories Find Candidate for Most Distant Galaxy Yet Known