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News Release 310 of 1051

January 5, 2010 10:30 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-01

Galaxy History Revealed in This Colorful Hubble View

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GOODS South Field WFC3 Early Release Science Data (GOODS-S WFC3 ERS)
Chandra Deep Field South (CDF-S)
Object Description: Cosmological Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 32m 40.237s
Dec. -27° 43' 9.86"
Constellation: Fornax
Dimensions: This image is approximately 9.68 arcminutes wide by 4.27 arcminutes high.
About the Data
Data Description: The image was created from Hubble WFC3 data from proposal 11359, R. O'Connell (University of Virginia) and collaborators, combined with the HST/ACS GOODS v2.0, which includes data from proposals 9425 and 9583, P.I. M. Giavalisco; 9727, P.I. Saul Perlmutter; 9728, 10339, and 10340, P.I. A. Riess.
Instrument: WFC3/UVIS, WFC3/IR, ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): WFC3 Sept. 6, 2009 - Oct. 11, 2009
ACS Sept. 2002 - Dec. 2004
Exposure Time: WFC3 104 orbits
ACS 96 orbits
Filters: WFC3/IR F098M, F125W, F160W
WFC3/UVIS F225W, F275W, F336W
ACS/WFC F435W, F606W, F775W, F850LP
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), P. McCarthy (Carnegie Institution of Washington), R. O’Connell (University of Virginia), the WFC3 Science Oversight Committee, S. Cohen, M. Mechtley, and M. Rutkowski (Arizona State University, Tempe), N. Hathi (University of California, Riverside), R. Ryan (University of California, Davis), H. Yan (Ohio State University), and A. Koekemoer (Space Telescope Science Institute).
Release Date: January 5, 2010
Color: The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFC3 and ACS instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. In total, 10 filters were used to sample a very wide wavelength range. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to combinations of the monochromatic images. In this case, the assigned colors are:
WFC3/IR F125W+F160W red
ACS/WFC F606W+F775W+F850LP
WFC3/UVIS F225W+F275W+F336W