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July 22, 2004 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2004-21

A Day in the Lives of Galaxies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: J033238-275653
Object Description: Gravitational Lens
Position (J2000): R.A. 3h 32m 38s
Dec. -27° 56' 53"
Constellation: Fornax
Distance: The distance to the gravitational lens is roughly 6 billion light-years (1.8Gpc). The distance to the object being lensed is over 10 billion light-years (3Gpc).
Dimensions: This image is 53 arcseconds across.
About the Data
Data Description:

This image was created from HST parallel observations of the HUDF from the following proposal: 9803: R. Thompson (U. Arizona), R. Bouwens (UCSC), M. Dickinson (NOAO), D. Eisenstein and X. Fan (U. Arizona), M. Franx (U. Leiden), G. Illingworth (UCSC) , M. Rieke (U. Arizona), and A. Riess (STScI).

The science team for this image release includes J.P. Blakeslee (JHU), K.C. Zekser, and N. Benitez (JHU), M. Franx (STScI), R. L. White (JHU/STScI), H.C. Ford (JHU), R.J. Bouwens (Lick Obs./UCSC), L. Infante (U. Catolica de Chile), N.J. Cross (JHU), G.Hertling (U. Catolica de Chile), B.P. Holden and G.D. Illingworth (Lick Obs./UCSC), V. Motta (U. Catolica de Chile), F. Menanteau and G.R. Meurer (JHU), M. Postman (JHU/STScI), P. Rosati (ESO), and W. Zheng (JHU).

Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): September 2003
Exposure Time: 39.6 hours: 20700s (B), 20679s (V), 41400s (i), and 59800s (z)
Filters: F435W (B), F606W(V), F775W (i), and F850LP(z)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA and J. Blakeslee (Johns Hopkins University)
Release Date: July 22, 2004
Orientation: An Eclectic Mix of Galaxies