HUDF detail without SN Primo

This image shows part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field which, after this image was taken, became home to SN Primo, the most distant Type Ia supernova to be confirmed to date.

The sighting of SN Primo is the first finding of an ambitious survey that will help astronomers place better constraints on the nature of dark energy, the mysterious repulsive force which is causing the universe to fly apart at an ever increasing rate.

Credit:

NASAESA, A. Riess (STScI and JHU), and S. Rodney (JHU)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo1202c
Type:Observation
Release date:12 January 2012, 16:22
Size:599 x 447 px

About the Object

Name:HUDF
Type:• Early Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Distance:z=1.55 (redshift)
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 38.03
Position (Dec):-27° 46' 39.10"
Field of view:0.22 x 0.17 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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