GN-z10-2 in the GOODS-N field

Esahubble_opo1405f_500

esahubble_opo1405f January 8th, 2014

Credit: NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz; Yale University), R. Bouwens and I. Labbé (Leiden University), and the Science Team

This image shows an ultra-bright young galaxy known as GN-z10-2, discovered in the Hubble GOODS North field (Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey). Researchers found four unusually red objects, including GN-z10-2, that appear as they existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. They appear red because their light has been stretched to longer infrared wavelengths by the expansion of the Universe. These extremely compact and bright galaxies present a puzzle to researchers because they are much more luminous than anything previously seen at such an early epoch. The young galaxies are bright because they are forming stars at a much faster rate than for other galaxies found at such early times. Links: NASA Press release Distant galaxies in the GOODS North survey The Hubble GOODS North field (GOODS-N) GN-z10-3 in the GOODS-N field GN-z9-1 in the GOODS-N field GN-z10-1 in the GOODS-N field

Image Source: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1405f/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
GN-z10-2 GOODS North Field
Subject - Distant Universe
Galaxy
Cosmology
Esahubble_opo1405f_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 12h 37m 22.8s
DEC = 62° 14’ 22.2”
Orientation
North is 44.9° CCW
Field of View
0.0 x 0.0 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (Y) 1.1 µm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (J) 1.3 µm
Arrow_left_green Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (JH) 1.4 µm
Arrow_left_red Hubble Space Telescope (WFC3) Infrared (H) 1.6 µm
Spectrum_base
Arrow_top_blue
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_green
Arrow_top_red
Esahubble_opo1405f_1280
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ID
opo1405f
Subject Category
D.5   D.6  
Subject Name
GN-z10-2, GOODS North Field
Credits
NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz; Yale University), R. Bouwens and I. Labbé (Leiden University), and the Science Team
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo1405f/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument
WFC3, WFC3, WFC3, WFC3
Color Assignment
Blue, Green, Green, Red
Band
Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
Y, J, JH, H
Central Wavelength
1050, 1250, 1400, 1600
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
189.34487529, 62.2395106
Reference Dimension
816.0, 816.0
Reference Pixel
408.0, 408.0
Scale
-7.0217736042e-07, 7.0217736042e-07
Rotation
44.860000000000127
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 3.0 Unported license
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo1405f
Metadata Date
2013-12-27T18:43:46-05:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

 

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