The largest image from the Hubble Space Telescope
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The Hubble Legacy Field brings together 7500 individual exposures from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
The Hubble Legacy Field is a photograph released in 2019 that brings together 7500 individual exposures from astronomy programs conducted over two decades by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). This mosaic includes the famous deep field, ultra-deep field, and the eXtreme deep field shots.
Hubble ultra-deep field. Credit: Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team)
Hubble eXtreme-deep field. Credit: Credit: NASA; ESA; G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch, University of California, Santa Cruz; R. Bouwens, Leiden University; and the HUDF09 Team)
The photograph covers a region slightly smaller than the size of the full moon of a region in the constellation of Fornax, specifically at 3h 33m, of Right ascension and at a declination of -27° 47′. Some 265,000 galaxies covering a period of 13.3 billion years, and wavelengths from the near-infrared to the ultraviolet, can be seen on the scene. Thus, the Hubble Legacy field contains 30 times more galaxies than the ultra-deep field available for more than a decade, and is a tool for studying the evolution of galaxies.
Hubble Legacy Field. Credits: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth and D. Magee (University of California, Santa Cruz), K. Whitaker (University of Connecticut), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), P. Oesch (University of Geneva,) and the Hubble Legacy Field team
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