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July 21, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-28

NASA's Hubble Looks to the Final Frontier

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object
Object Name: Abell S1063 Frontier Field and Parallel Field
Object Description: Galaxy Cluster and Gravitational Lens
Position (J2000.0): R.A. 22h 48m 43.50s
Dec. -44° 31' 44.00"
Constellation: Grus
Distance: 4 billion light-years (1.2 billion parsecs)
About the Hubble Data
Data Description: Abell S1063 is part of the Frontier Fields Program. These data are from the HST proposals 12458 (PI: M. Postman, STScI), 13459 (PI: T. Treu, UCLA), 14037 (PI: J. Lotz, STScI), and 14209 (PI: B. Siana, UC Riverside).
Instruments and Filters: ACS/WFC: F435W (B), F606W (R), and F814W (I)
WFC3/IR: F105W (Y), F125W (J), F140W (JH), and F160W (H)
Exposure Dates: December 2005 – May 2016
About the Image
Credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Lotz (STScI)
Release Date: July 21, 2016

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3/IR and ACS/WFC instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

ACS/WFC F435W (B) + F606W (R) blue
ACS/WFC F814W (I) + WFC3/IR F105W (Y) green
WFC3/IR F125W (J) + F140W (JH) + F160W (H) red