Spitzer and Hubble team up to find "Big Baby" galaxy in the newborn Universe [Spitzer/IRAC view]

Esahubble_heic0513e_500

esahubble_heic0513e September 27th, 2005

Credit: NASA, ESA, B. Mobasher ( Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency)

This image demonstrates how data from two space observatories, the Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes, are used to identify one of the most distant galaxies ever seen. This galaxy is unusually massive for its youthful age of 800 million years. (After the Big Bang, the Milky Way by comparison, is approximately 13 billion years old.) The Spitzer Infrared Array Camera (IRAC), easily detects the galaxy at longer infrared wavelengths. Spitzer's IRAC is sensitive to the light from older, redder stars, which should make up most of the mass in a galaxy. The brightness of the infrared galaxy suggests that it is quite massive.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0513e/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Hubble Ultra Deep Field HUDF HUDF-JD2
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy » Size » Giant
Galaxy » Grouping » Cluster
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 32m 38.7s
DEC = -27° 48’ 40.0”
Orientation
North is 46.6° CCW
Field of View
1.5 x 1.5 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_ Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 8.0 µm
Arrow_left_ Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 5.8 µm
Arrow_left_ Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 4.5 µm
Arrow_left_ Spitzer Space Telescope (IRAC) Infrared (Near-IR) 3.6 µm
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ID
heic0513e
Subject Category
D.5.2.1   D.5.5.3  
Subject Name
Hubble Ultra Deep Field, HUDF, HUDF-JD2
Credits
NASA, ESA, B. Mobasher ( Space Telescope Science Institute and the European Space Agency)
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic0513e/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Redshift distance from NED
Facility
Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope, Spitzer Space Telescope
Instrument
IRAC, IRAC, IRAC, IRAC
Color Assignment
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Near-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR, Near-IR
Central Wavelength
8000, 5800, 4500, 3600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.1613248526, -27.8110972806
Reference Dimension
750.0, 750.0
Reference Pixel
375.0, 375.0
Scale
-3.3347610041e-05, 3.3347610041e-05
Rotation
46.639999999999937
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
heic0513e
Metadata Date
2005-09-19T16:24:08-04:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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