B&W Version of WFPC2/ACS, both I-Band, Before and During SN, with Labels

Black and white version of [Left] - A Hubble Space Telescope image of a portion of the Hubble Deep Field North as originally photographed in 1995 with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. [Right] - An image of the same field as imaged by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The ACS observations were made in May and June 2002. The supernova is estimated to be 8 billion light-years away. Distant supernovae are used by astronomers to fill in the blank region where the universe's rate of expansion switched from deceleration due to gravity to acceleration due to the repulsive force of 'dark energy.'

Credit:

NASA/ESA, J. Blakeslee (JHU) and Z. Levay (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0312f
Type:Collage
Release date:10 April 2003, 15:00
Size:640 x 480 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Deep Field North, SN2002DD
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Star Clusters Images/Videos
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos
• X - Illustration Images
Distance:z=0.95 (redshift)

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I+Z
Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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