Excerpt of the COSMOS survey in full resolution

This image shows an excerpt of the COSMOS survey in full resolution. COSMOS - the Cosmic Evolution Survey - is the Hubble Space Telescope's largest ever survey of the Universe and was carried out by an international team of 70 astronomers. In making the COSMOS survey, Hubble photographed 575 adjacent and slightly overlapping views of the universe using the Advanced Camera for Surveys' (ACS) Wide Field Camera onboard Hubble. It took nearly 1,000 hours of observations. The distances to the galaxies were determined from their spectral redshifts, using ESO's Very Large Telescope, the Subaru and CFHT telescopes in Hawaii and the Magellan telescope in Chile.

The full COSMOS image in full resolution would be 100,800 x 100,800 pixels. The image was taken in hear-infrared light (Hubble's F814W, or I-band, filter).

Credit:

NASA, ESA and A. Koekemoer (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic0701i
Type:Observation
Release date:7 January 2007, 19:30
Related releases:heic0701
Size:4000 x 4000 px

About the Object

Name:COSMOS
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Sextans
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):10 1 13.22
Position (Dec):2° 17' 25.59"
Field of view:3.40 x 3.40 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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