The Hubble Ultra Deep Field seen with MUSE

This colour image shows the Hubble Ultra Deep Field region, a tiny but much-studied region in the constellation of Fornax, as observed with the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. But this picture only gives a very partial view of the riches of the MUSE data, which also provide a spectrum for each pixel in the picture. This data set has allowed astronomers not only to measure distances for far more of these galaxies than before — a total of 1600 — but also to find out much more about each of them. Surprisingly 72 new galaxies were found that had eluded deep imaging with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Credit:

ESO/MUSE HUDF collaboration

About the Image

Id:eso1738a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 November 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1738
Size:866 x 876 px

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Cosmology

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 32 38.65
Position (Dec):-27° 47' 15.47"
Field of view:2.89 x 2.92 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 42.0° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
438 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
V
547 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE
Optical
R
634 nmVery Large Telescope
MUSE

 

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