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January 26, 2011 01:20 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2011-05

NASA's Hubble Finds Most Distant Galaxy Candidate Ever Seen in Universe

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field Infrared WFC3/IR (HUDF WFC3/IR)
Object Description: Cosmological Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 03h 32m 38s.5
Dec. -27° 47' 00''.0
Constellation: Fornax
Dimensions: This image is roughly 2.2 arcminutes wide.
About the Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from proposal 11563: G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz, and Leiden University), M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), M. Franx (Leiden University), I. Labbé (Carnegie Institution of Washington), D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), M. Stiavelli (STScI), M. Trenti (University of Colorado, Boulder), and P. van Dokkum (Yale University).

The science team includes R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz, and Leiden University), G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), I. Labbé (Carnegie Institution of Washington), P. Oesch (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), M. Trenti (University of Colorado, Boulder), M. Carollo (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), M. Franx (Leiden University), M. Stiavelli (STScI), V. González and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), and L. Bradley (STScI).

Instrument: WFC3/IR
Exposure Date(s): August 26, 2009 – September 14, 2010
Exposure Time: 87 hours
Filters: F105W (Y), F125W (J), and F160W (H)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (University of California, Santa Cruz, and Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team
Release Date: January 26, 2011
Color: The image is a composite of separate exposures made by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Three filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges in the near infrared. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic image. In this case, the assigned colors are:
F105W (Y) blue
F125W (J) green
F160W (H) red
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