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September 23, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-28

Hubble Approaches the Final Frontier: The Dawn of Galaxies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Object Description: Optical Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 40s.0
Dec. -27° 48' 00"
Constellation: Fornax
Dimensions: The image is 3 arcminutes square.
About the Data
Data Description:

This image was created from HST data from the following proposal: 9978: HUDF Team (STScI). The science teams are:

— A.J. Bunker (Univ.of Exeter U.K./ Inst. of Astrophysics, Univ. of Cambridge, U.K.), E.R. Stanway (Inst. of Astrophysics, Univ. of Cambridge, U.K.), R.S. Ellis (California Inst. of Tech.), and
R.G. McMahon (Inst. of Astrophysics, Univ. of Cambridge, U.K.)

— M. Stiavelli, S. M. Fall, and N. Panagia (STScI)

— H. Yan (Spitzer Science Center, California Inst. of Tech.) and R.A. Windhorst (Arizona State Univ.)

— R.J. Bouwens and G.D. Illingworth (Univ. of California, Santa Cruz), R.I. Thompson (Steward Obs./Univ. of Arizona), J.P. Blakeslee (Johns Hopkins Univ.), M.E. Dickinson (National Optical Astronomy Obs.), T.J. Broadhurst (The Hebrew Univ., Israel), D.J. Eisenstein and X. Fan (Steward Obs./Univ. of Arizona), M. Franx (Leiden Observatory, Netherlands), G. Meurer (Johns Hopkins Univ.), and P. van Dokkum (Yale Univ.)

— S. Malhotra, J.E. Rhoads, N. Pirzkal and C. Xu (STScI)

Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): September 24, 2003 - January 16, 2004
Exposure Time: 11.3 days
Filters: F435W (B), F606W (V), F775W (i), F850LP (z)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and H. Yan (Spitzer Science Center, Caltech)
Release Date: September 23, 2004
Orientation: Most Distant Galaxy Candidates in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field