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News Release 110 of 1051

June 3, 2014 02:15 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-27

Hubble Team Unveils Most Colorful View of Universe Captured by Space Telescope

Technical facts about this news release:

About this Object
Object Name: Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014 (HUDF 2014)
Object Description: Ultraviolet, Optical, and Infrared Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 38s.5
Dec. -27° 47' 00"
Constellation: Fornax
About the Hubble Data
Data Description:

The image was created from Hubble data from the following proposals: 9352, 10189, 10340, 12099: A. Riess (STScI/JHU); 9425: M. Giavalisco (University of Massachusetts); 9488: K. Ratnatunga (Carnegie Mellon University); 9575: W. Sparks (STScI); 9793, 10530: S. Malhotra (Arizona State University); 9978, 10086: S. Beckwith (STScI); 10403: H. Teplitz (Caltech); 10258: C. Kretchmer (JHU); 11359: R. O'Connell (University of Virginia); 11563: G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz); 12060, 12061, 12062: S. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz) and H. Ferguson (STScI); 12177: P. van Dokkum (Yale University); 12498: R. Ellis (Caltech); and 12534: H. Teplitz (Caltech).

The science team comprises: H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), P. Kurczynski (Rutgers University), N. Bond (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), E. Soto (Catholic University), N. Grogin and A. Koekemoer (STScI), H. Atek (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), T. Brown and D. Coe (STScI), J. Colbert and Y. Dai (IPAC/Caltech), H. Ferguson (STScI), S. Finkelstein (University of Texas, Austin), J. Gardner (Goddard Space Flight Center), E. Gawiser (Rutgers University), M. Giavalisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), C. Gronwall (Penn State University), D. Hanish (IPAC/Caltech), K.-S. Lee (Purdue University), Z. Levay (STScI), D. De Mello (Catholic University), S. Ravindranath and R. Ryan (STScI), B. Siana (University of California, Riverside), C. Scarlata (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), E. Voyer (CNRS, Marseille), and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University).

Instruments and Filters:


WFC3/UVIS F225W(U)+F275W(U)+F336W(U)

ACS/WFC F435W(B)+F606W(V)+F775W(I)+F814W(I)+F850LP(z)

WFC3/IR F105W(Y)+F125W(J)+F140W(JH)+F160W(H)

Exposure Dates: July 2002 – September 2012
Exposure Time: ~600 hours
About this Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, H. Teplitz and M. Rafelski (IPAC/Caltech), A. Koekemoer (STScI), R. Windhorst (Arizona State University), and Z. Levay (STScI)
Release Date: June 3, 2014
Color: This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/SBC, ACS/WFC, WFC3/UVIS and WFC3/IR instruments. Several filters were used to sample various wavelengths. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image from the 13 different filters used by the four instruments grouped as follows:
WFC3/UVIS F225W(U)+F275W(U)+F336W(U)
ACS/WFC F435W(B)+F606W(V)
ACS/WFC F775W(I)+F814W(I)+F850LP(z)
WFC3/IR F105W(Y)
WFC3/IR F125W(J)+F140W(JH)+F160W(H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2014