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Cluster Lensing And Supernova survey with Hubble (CLASH)

An Innovative Survey to Place New Constraints on the Fundamental Components of the Cosmos using the Hubble Space Telescope

By observing 25 massive galaxy clusters with HST's new panchromatic imaging capabilities (Wide-field Camera 3, WFC3, and the Advanced Camera for Surveys, ACS), CLASH will accomplish its four primary science goals:
  • Map, with unprecedented accuracy, the distribution of dark matter in galaxy clusters using strong and weak gravitational lensing;


  • Detect Type Ia supernovae out to redshift z ~ 2, allowing us to test the constancy of dark energy's repulsive force over time and look for any evolutionary effects in the supernovae themselves;


  • Detect and characterize some of the most distant galaxies yet discovered at z > 7 (when the Universe was younger than 800 million years old - or less than 6% of its current age);


  • Study the internal structure and evolution of the galaxies in and behind these clusters.
Color composite image of Abell 383 Produced by the CLASH team
Abell 383. Credit: CLASH Science Team

The CLASH Multi-Cycle Treasury program (12065 PI: Marc Postman) will observe these 25 clusters over a 3 year period. The team has been awarded a total of 524 orbits of time on HST to conduct this program. For more information see the CLASH website at http://www.stsci.edu/~postman/CLASH/Home.html.

This table lists the clusters that have been released by the CLASH team. The first version of the data will be released approximate 2 months after the last data are taken for a cluster. A second version will be released about 6 months after the last observation of the cluster. Note that at this time, all HST observational data have been released (30-mas and 65-mas scale data).

Notes

  • The Merten and Zitrin models for MACSJ0416-24, MACSJ0717+37, MACSJ1149+22, and RXJ2248-4431 (a.k.a. Abell S1063) were delivered as part of the Frontier Fields program. Their file contents are identical to the Frontier Field versions, but have had their file names and headers updated to change "frontier" to "clash".
  • The photometric redshift catalog for the cluster RXJ1347-1145 used g' band images taken with Megacam at CFHT, in addition to the Subaru data. Those FITS files can be found inside that cluster's Subaru data directory.

Items that are crossed-out in the table below have not yet been released.

Cluster Name
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Redshift
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Data Files*
(30mas,65mas = HST)
Interactive
Displays
Catalogs Models
Abell 1423 0.213
30mas65masSubaru
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HSTSubaru
Models
Abell 209 0.206
30mas65masSubaru
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HSTSubaru
Models
Abell 2261 0.224
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
Abell 383 0.187
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
Abell 611 0.288
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
CLJ1226+3332 0.890
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0329-02 0.450
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0416-24 0.396
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0429-02 0.399
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0647+70 0.584
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0717+37 0.548
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ0744+39 0.686
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1115+01 0.352
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1149+22 0.544
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1206-08 0.440
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1311-03 0.494
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1423+24 0.545
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1720+35 0.391
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ1931-26 0.352
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MACSJ2129-07 0.570
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
MS 2137.3-2353 0.313
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
RXJ1347-1145 0.451
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
RXJ1532.9+3021 0.345
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
None
RXJ2129+0005 0.234
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models
RXJ2248-4431 0.348
30mas65masSubaru
View Images
HSTSubaru
Models

* These data are also available via anonymous ftp:
ftp archive.stsci.edu
cd /pub/hlsp/clash
† No multiply-lensed images of any background galaxies have been identified in this cluster. The lack of such lensed galaxies means that strong-lensing models cannot be constrained. Weak lensing mass maps for this cluster may be released at some point but no strong lensing based models are planned to be released for this cluster.