Astrophysics (index)

Hubble Ultra-Deep Field

(extremely detailed HST image of a small region of space)

The Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF) is an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) between September 24, 2003 and January 16, 2004. The target field (a 200×200-arcseconds field at Right Ascension, 3h32m39.0s and Declination, +27deg47m29.1s) was chosen to avoid nearby bright stars and Milky Way Dust. Four images were made with the ACS camera, 435nm (aka, B-Band), 606nm (aka, V-Band), 775nm (aka, i-Band), and 850nm (aka, z-Band). The image has 10,000 galaxies.

A followup Survey is HUDF09, images using the later WFC3 camera: 1050nm (aka Y-Band), 1250nm (aka J-band), and 1600nm (aka H-band), specifically to find the highest Redshifted galaxies possible: a galaxy not showing in the a Y-band image suggests a z ≥ 8 and if it also doesn't show in the J-band, a z of 10 is suggested.

(survey,galaxies,survey field)
UDFUDF 1Hubble Ultra-Deep Field 
UDFjUDFj-39546284Hubble Ultra-Deep FieldHUDF09 J-band dropout
UDFyUDFy-38135539Hubble Ultra-Deep FieldHUDF09 Y-band dropout

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey
Hubble Deep Field (HDF)
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (UVUDF)