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April 2, 2001 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2001-09

Blast from the Past: Farthest Supernova Ever Seen Sheds Light on Dark Universe

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About this Object
Object Name: SN1997ff
Object Description: Supernova Type Ia in Hubble Deep Field North Galaxy 4-403.0
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 36m 44.18s
Dec. +62° 12' 44.8"
Constellation: Ursa Major
Distance: 3 billion parsecs (10 billion light-years)
Redshift: z~1.7
About the Data
Instrument: NICMOS; WFPC2
Exposure Dates: December 23, 1997 - June 22, 1998
Exposure Time: ~ 6 days
Filters: F814W (I), F110W (J), F160W (H)
Principal Astronomers:

A.G. Riess (STScI), R. Thompson (U Arizona), R. Gilliland (STScI), P. Nugent (LBNL), B. Schmidt (MSSSO), J.Tonry (U Hawaii), M. Dickinson (STScI), T. Budavari (JHU), M. Livio (STScI), H. Spinrad (UC Berkeley), D. Stern (UC Berkeley), D. Sanders (U Hawaii), and S. Veilleux (U Maryland) .

About this Image
Image Credit: NASA and A. Riess (STScI)
Release Date: April 2, 2001 1:00p.m. EDT
Orientation: Hubble Spies Most Distant Supernova Ever Seen