Distant Galaxy Identification Technique in Hubble Field

Distant Galaxy Identification Technique in Hubble Field

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News release ID: STScI-1996-24
Release Date: Jun 26, 1996
Image Use: Copyright
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Series of four panels that illustrate the distant-galaxy identification technique. Four panels that show (top to bottom, or right to left when rotated correctly) F814W filter, F606W filter, F450W filter, and F300W filter images, or near-infrared through near-ultraviolet images. The identified galaxy is prominent in the near-infrared image but totally absent in any of the other images. It is this spectroscopic signature that identifies this galaxy as a very distant object.


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Astronomical, Cosmology, Deep Fields, Distant Galaxies, Hubble Deep Field, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Survey

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Credit: K. Lanzetta and A. Yahil (SUNY) and NASA