NTT deep field image of "empty" sky

The new picture from the NTT is the "deepest" view into the distant regions of the Universe ever obtained with any ground-or space-based telescope. It shows enormous number of extremely faint and remote galaxies. More than 97% of the objects in the image are galaxies. 

Using a high-quality CCD detector in the ESO Multi-Mode Instrument (EMMI) forty-one exposures of this field were collected, with a total observing time of 6 hours 50 minutes.

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ESO

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About the Image

Id:eso9105a
Type:Observation
Release date:31 May 1991
Related releases:eso9105
Size:2438 x 2494 px

About the Object

Name:Galaxies
Type:• Early Universe : Galaxy
• Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field
• X - Galaxies
• X - Cosmology

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