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January 7, 2014 02:15 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2014-05

NASA Great Observatories Team Up to Discover Ultra-Bright Young Galaxies

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GOODS-N
Object Description: Optical/Infrared Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 36m 55s
Dec. +62° 14' 15"
Constellation: Ursa Major
About the Data
Data Description:

The science team members are G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz; Yale University), R. Bouwens, I. Labbé, R. Smit, and M. Franx (Leiden University), P. van Dokkum and I. Momcheva (Yale University), M. Ashby, G. Fazio, J.-S. Huang, and S. Willner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), V. Gonzalez (University of California, Riverside), D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), M. Trenti (University of Cambridge), G. Brammer (STScI), R. Skelton (South African Astronomical Observatory), and L. Spitler (Macquarie University/AAO).

Instruments and Filters: ACS/WFC: F435W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I), and F850LP (z)
WFC3/IR: F105W (Y), F125W (J) and F160W (H)
About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz; Yale University), R. Bouwens and I. Labbé (Leiden University), and the Science Team
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Colors: The main GOODS-N composite includes exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
ACS/WFC F435W (B) + F606W (V) blue
ACS/WFC F814W (I) + F850LP (z) green
WFC3/IR F125W (J)+ F160W (H) red
Orientation/Scale: Compass and Scale Image for GOODS-N Image