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News Release 78 of 93

June 26, 1996 04:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-1996-24

Findings from Hubble Deep Field Hone in on Distant Galaxies


Image: Distant Galaxy Identification Technique in Hubble Field

Distant Galaxy Identification Technique in Hubble FieldSTScI-PRC1996-24a

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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.

Object Name: HDF-N

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

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


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