Hubble Ultra Deep Field Most-Distant Galaxy Candidates - Close-up 1

This image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF) — a small region of sky in the direction of the southern constellation Fornax — shows some of the earliest star-forming galaxies in the Universe.

The sensitivity of Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), combined with the penetrating power of the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS) have finally revealed these long-sought after faint galaxies. Some of these faint objects are less than one four-billionth the brightness of stars that can be seen with the naked eye and their light has taken nearly 13 billion years to reach Earth.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, R. Windhorst (Arizona State University) and H. Yan (Spitzer Science Center, Caltech)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo0428c
Type:Observation
Release date:23 September 2004, 15:00
Size:292 x 220 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Cosmology
Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 38.11
Position (Dec):-27° 46' 19.53"
Field of view:0.29 x 0.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 312.9° right of vertical

Colours & filters

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

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