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February 19, 2008 09:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-09

Hubble Discovers 67 New Gravitationally Lensed Galaxies in the Distant Universe

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About this Survey
Object Name: Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) Field
Object Description: Astronomical Survey
Position (J2000): R.A. 10h 00m 28s.6
Dec. +02° 12' 21".0
Constellation: Sextans
Dimensions: HST observations of the COSMOS survey field cover 1.64 square degrees. Each individual gravitational lens image is 15 arcseconds square.
About the Data
Science Team: Cecile Faure (Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Heidelberg), Jean-Paul Kneib (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Giovanni Covone (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Lidia Tasca (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Alexie Leauthaud (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Peter Capak (California Institute of Technology), Knud Jahnke (Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg), Vernesa Smolcic (Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg), Sylvain de la Torre (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Richard Ellis (California Institute of Technology), Alexis Finoguenov (Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik, Garching), Catherine Heymans (University of British Columbia), Anton Koekemoer (STScI), Oliver Le Fevre (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Richard Massey (California Institute of Technology), Yannick Mellier (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris), Alexandre Refregier (Service d'Astrophysique, CEA/Sacla), Jason Rhodes (California Institute of Technology), Nick Scoville (California Institute of Technology), Eva Schinnerer (Max-Planck-Institut fur Astronomie, Heidelberg), James Taylor (California Institute of Technology), Ludovic Van Waerbeke (University of British Columbia), Jakob Walcher (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
Mission: Hubble Subaru CFHT
Instrument: ACS/WFC Suprime Megacam
Filters/Band Pass: F814W (I) B,V,r,i,z; intermediate; narrow bands u*, i*
Exposure Dates: Oct. 2003 - May 2004 Jan.-Feb. 2004; 2005 Dec. 2003-Jun. 2006
About this Release
Release Credit: NASA, ESA, C. Faure (Zentrum fur Astronomie, University of Heidelberg) and J.-P. Kneib (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)
Release Date: February 19, 2008
Image Scale: COSMOS Gravitational Lens 0038+4133