Hubble direct and grism observations

This Hubble ACS photo (left) shows some of the most distant galaxies ever imaged by humankind. Viewing the same galaxies through a grism (right) splits the light up revealing the distribution of brightness and colour in the stars. This allows scientists to deduce facts about their chemical composition and distance from Earth. Artist Tim Otto Roth has used data from ACS grism studies of these galaxies to produce a dazzling laser installation, projected onto Venice’s Palazzo Franchetti.

Credit:

ESA/Hubble and NASA

About the Image

Id:ann1011c
Type:Collage
Release date:14 September 2010, 17:00
Related announcements:ann1011
Size:9284 x 4369 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Local Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Z
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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