News Release Archive:

News Release 11 of 1057

October 13, 2016 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-39

Hubble Reveals Observable Universe Contains 10 Times More Galaxies Than Previously Thought

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GOODS South
Object Description: Survey
Position (J2000):

R.A.: 03h 32m 28.0s

Dec:-27° 48' 30"

Constellation: Fornax (For)
Dimensions: 15.9 x 9.7 arcminutes
About the Data
Data Description: These GOODS datasets are from the Hubble proposals: 9425 and 9583 - P.I.: M. Giavalisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); 9727 - P.I.: S. Perlmutter (University of California, Berkeley); and 9728, 10339, and 10340 - P.I.: A. Riess (STScI).
Instrument: ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): July 2002 - September 2005
Exposure Time: The exposure time for all filters in all the tiles making up the mosaic totals 10.5 hours.
Filters: F435W (B), F606 (V), F775W (i), F850LP (z)
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, the GOODS Team, and M. Giavalisco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Release Date: October 13, 2016

This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the ACS/WFC instrument. Four filters were used to sample different wavelength bands. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:

F435W (B)                        blue

F606W (V)                        green

F775W (i) + F850LP (z)    red

Orientation: GOODS South Annotated