Hubble Deep Field in Infrared

A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope view of the faintest galaxies ever seen in the universe, taken in infrared light with the Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer(NICMOS).

The picture contains over 300 galaxies having spiral, elliptical and irregular shapes. Though most of these galaxies were first seen in 1995 when Hubble was used to take a visible-light deep exposure of the same field, NICMOS uncovers many new objects. Most of these objects are too small and faint to be apparent in the full field NICMOS view.


Rodger I. Thompson (University of Arizona), and NASA/ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:8 October 1998, 17:00
Size:549 x 552 px

About the Object

Name:HDF, Hubble Deep Field
Type:Unspecified : Galaxy
Constellation:Ursa Major

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Position (RA):12 36 45.39
Position (Dec):62° 12' 14.66"
Field of view:0.93 x 0.93 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 37.3° right of vertical

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