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News Release 18 of 1035

March 3, 2016 12:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2016-07

Hubble Team Breaks Cosmic Distance Record

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: GN-z11
Object Description: Farthest Galaxy Candidate from CANDELS/GOODS-N Field
Position (J2000): R.A. 12h 36m 25.46s
Dec. +62° 14' 31.4"
Constellation: Ursa Major
About the Data
Data Description:

Recent data were obtained from the HST proposal 13871, PI: P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), I. Labbé (Leiden University), G. Brammer (STScI), R. Bouwens and M. Franx (Leiden University), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), D. Magee (UCO/Lick Observatory/University of California, Santa Cruz), I. Momcheva (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), R. Smit (Durham University), M. Ashby, G. Fazio, J. Huang, and S. Willner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), V. Gonzalez (University of California, Riverside), R. Skelton (South African Astronomical Observatory), M. Trenti (University of Melbourne), and L. Spitler (Macquarie University/Australian Astronomical Observatory).

The science team includes P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens, I. Labbé, and M. Franx (Leiden University), I. Momcheva, M. Ashby, and G. Fazio (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), V. Gonzalez (University of California, Riverside), B. Holden and D. Magee (UCO/Lick Observatory/University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Skelton (South African Astronomical Observatory), R. Smit (Durham University), L. Spitler (Macquarie University/Australian Astronomical Observatory), M. Trenti (University of Melbourne), and S. Willner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics).

Instruments and
Filters/Gratings:

Main CANDELS/GOODS-N Field:
ACS/WFC: F435W (B), F606W (V), F814W (I), and F850LP (z)
WFC3/IR: F105W (Y), F125W (J), and F160W (H)

Grism Data from February 11, 2015, and April 3, 2015
WFC3/IR: G141

About the Release
Credit: NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Release Date: March 3, 2016
Colors: The main GOODS-N composite includes exposures acquired by the ACS and WFC3 instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
ACS/WFC F435W (B) + F606W (V) blue
ACS/WFC F814W (I) + F850LP (z) green
WFC3/IR F125W (J) + F160W (H) red
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