A Pool of Distant Galaxies

The Chandra Deep Field South, observed in the U-, B-, and R-bands with ESO''s VIMOS and WFI instruments. The U-band VIMOS observations were made over a period of 40 hours and constitute the deepest image ever taken from the ground in the U-band. The image covers a region of 14.1 x 21.6 arcminutes on the sky and shows galaxies that are 1 billion times fainter than can be seen by the unaided eye. The VIMOS R-band image was assembled by the ESO/GOODS team from archival data, while the WFI B-band image was produced by the GABODS team.

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Credit:

ESO/ Mario Nonino, Piero Rosati and the ESO GOODS Team

About the Image

Id:eso0839a
Type:Observation
Release date:7 November 2008
Related releases:eso0839
Size:4239 x 6480 px

About the Object

Name:Chandra Deep Field South
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• X - Galaxies
• X - Cosmology
Distance:z=3.7 (redshift)
Constellation:Fornax

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 27.50
Position (Dec):-27° 45' 2.56"
Field of view:14.48 x 22.14 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
V
Very Large Telescope
VIMOS
Optical
R
MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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