Hubble Deep Field South--Multiple Windows on the Universe

The deepest visible/ultraviolet light image of the universe ever taken, revealing galaxies down to 30th magnitude. Glaring fiercely across 12 billion light-years of space is the brilliant beacon of a distant quasar (z=2.2). Most of the galaxies in this view lie between us and the quasar.  The image was taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Light from the galaxies was also analysed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS

Credit:

R. Williams (STScI), the HDF-S Team, and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9841e
Type:Observation
Release date:23 November 1998, 21:00
Size:3736 x 3736 px

About the Object

Name:HDF-S, Hubble Deep Field South
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Cosmology Images/Videos

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Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

Notes: The image was taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera 2. Light from the galaxies was also analysed with the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS).


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