Faint Red Galaxy in the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey

Zooming into one tiny section of the UKIDSS Ultra-Deep Survey, revealing a faint red galaxy which is believed to be at a distance of 12 billion light years. The full survey covers a region approximately four times the area of the full moon. The colour image was produced by combining infrared data from UKIDSS with optical imaging from the Subaru telescope (courtesy Professor Kazuhiro Sekiguchi).

Credit:

ESO/UKIDSS Ultra-Deep/Subaru Telescope

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About the Image

Id:eso0626a
Type:Observation
Release date:21 July 2006
Related releases:eso0626
Size:1019 x 688 px

About the Object

Name:UKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy : Grouping : Cluster
• X - Galaxies

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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
J
Other
Infrared
H
Other
Infrared
K
Other

Notes: The infrared data came from UKIDSS with optical imaging from the Subaru telescope.

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