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HST image of the Spiderweb Galaxy
|Observation data (J2000.0  epoch)|
|Right ascension||11h 40m 48.3s |
|Declination||−26° 29′ 09″ |
|Distance||10.6 billion light-years|
|Apparent magnitude (V)||22.00 |
|Apparent magnitude (B)||18.04 |
|Spiderweb Galaxy, MRC 1138-262, PKS 1138-26, PGC 2826829|
The Spiderweb Galaxy (PGC 2826829, MRC 1138-262) is an irregular galaxy with a redshift of 2.156, which is 10.6 billion light years away. It has been recently[when?] imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. It is formed from dozens of smaller galaxies that were seen in the process of merging through mutual gravitational attraction.
- "Spiderweb Galaxy". SIMBAD. Retrieved 2014-10-20.
- ESA, Flies in a spider’s web: galaxy caught in the making, 12 October 2006
- SIMBAD, MRC_1138-262
- MRC 1138-262 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Astrophoto, Sky Map, Articles and images
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