The AXAF Deep Field
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The AXAF Deep Field

May 19, 2005
This photo shows a small area of the AXAF Deep Field at the original resolution. It measures about 5.8 x 6.5 arcmin2, i.e. the area coresponds to approx. 1/30 of the full frame, shown in PR Photo 46a/99 . The background is extremely crowded with very faint objects - most of these are galaxies at very large distances. Some of them are likely to be identified as strong X-ray emitters when this field is observed with the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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