The Hubble Deep Field North is a single composite image produced from light collected by the Hubble's Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 over a period of ten days (December 18 to 28, 1995). It covers an angle of only 2.7' in the direction of the constellation of Ursa Major (12:36:49.4000 R.A. +62° 12' 58.000" Dec. J2000 Equinox). This is away from both the plane of the Milky Way and any nearby stars or clusters of galaxies. Approximately 2500 galaxies can be counted in this picture, down to about 30th magnitude, some of them estimated to be more than 12 Gly away.
The Hubble Space Telescope is operated by the Space Telescope Science Institute and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., from National Aeronautics and Space Administration contract NAS5-26555.
The star chart background was produced on a Macintosh with the Voyager II program, and are ©1988-93 Carina Software, 830 Williams St., San Leandro, CA 94577, (510) 352-7328. Used under license.
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