Panning across the MUSE view of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

This video gives a close-up view of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field region, a tiny but much-studied region in the constellation of Fornax, as observed with the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. But this rich and colourful picture only gives a very partial view of the power of the MUSE data, which also provide a spectrum for each pixel in the picture. This data set has allowed astronomers not only to measure distances for far more of these galaxies than before — a total of 1600 — but also to find out much more about each of them. Surprisingly 72 new galaxies were found that had eluded deep imaging with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.


ESO/MUSE HUDF collaboration

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Release date:29 November 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1738
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Type:Early Universe : Cosmology : Morphology : Deep Field

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