Hubble Deep Field Details

Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with the Hubble Space Telescope. Besides the classical spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other galaxy shapes and colours that are important clues to understanding the evolution of the universe. Some of the galaxies may have formed less that one thousand million years after the Big Bang.

These three images represent select portions of the sky as seen in the Hubble Deep Field observation -- the 'deepest-ever' view of the universe, made with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

Robert Williams and the Hubble Deep Field Team (STScI) and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9601b
Type:Collage
Release date:15 January 1996, 16:00
Size:2061 x 2733 px

About the Object

Name:HDF, Hubble Deep Field
Type:• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
Near-UV
300 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
B
450 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Image Formats

Large JPEG
2.6 MB
Screensize JPEG
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