AXAF Deep Field
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AXAF Deep Field

May 19, 2005
This photo displays a 0.5° x 0.5° sky area in the direction of the so-called AXAF Deep Field in which few bright objects are seen. This photo results from the combination of 28 individual WFI exposures behind a B(lue) optical filter with a total exposure time of 7 hours. About 100,000 galaxies are visible in the original image that encompasses approx. 8000 x 8000 pixels (1 pixel = 0.24 arcsec). The light trail of an artificial satellite crosses the field. The High-Res version included here has been compressed by a factor of four in order to facilitate transport over the Web. North is up and East is left.

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