North Ecliptic Pole

Stsci_2022-509b_1024

stsci_2022-509b December 14th, 2022

Credit: Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A. Pagan (STScI), Science: R. Jansen, J. Summers, R. O'Brien, and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University); A. Robotham (ICRAR/UWA); A. Koekemoer (STScI), C. Willmer (UofA); and the PEARLS team

A swath of sky measuring 2% of the area covered by the Full Moon was imaged with Webb’s Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) in eight filters and with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) and Wide-Field Camera 3 (WFC3) in three filters that together span the 0.25 – 5-micron wavelength range. This image represents a portion of the full PEARLS field, which will be about four times larger. Thousands of galaxies over an enormous range in distance and time are seen in exquisite detail, many for the first time. Light from the most distant galaxies has traveled almost 13.5 billion years to reach us. Because this image is a combination of multiple exposures, some stars show additional diffraction spikes. This representative-color image was created using Hubble filters F275W (purple), F435W (blue), and F606W (blue); and Webb filters F090W (cyan), F115W (green), F150W (green), F200W (green), F277W (yellow), F356W (yellow), F410M (orange), and F444W (red). Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A. Pagan (STScI). Science: R. Jansen, J. Summers, R. O'Brien, and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University); A. Robotham (ICRAR/UWA); A. Koekemoer (STScI); C. Willmer (UofA); and the PEARLS team.

Provider: Space Telescope Science Institute

Image Source: https://webbtelescope.org/contents/early-highlights/webb-glimpses-field-of-extragalactic-pearls-studded-with-galactic-diamonds

Curator: STScI, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
PEARLS Field NEP North Ecliptic Pole
Subject - Distant Universe
Cosmology > Morphology > Deep Field
Stsci_2022-509b_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 17h 22m 47.9s
DEC = 65° 49’ 21.5”
Orientation
North is 77.6° CCW
Field of View
7.6 x 3.2 arcminutes
Constellation
Draco

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Purple Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (U) 275.0 nm
Purple Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (B) 435.0 nm
Blue Hubble (ACS/WFC) Optical (V) 900.0 nm
Cyan Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 1.2 µm
Green Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 1.5 µm
Green Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 2.0 µm
Yellow Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 2.8 µm
Yellow Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 3.6 µm
Yellow Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 4.1 µm
Orange Webb (NIRCam) Infrared 4.4 µm
Red Webb (NIRCam) Infrared -
Spectrum_base
Purple
Purple
Blue
Cyan
Green
Green
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Orange
Stsci_2022-509b_1280
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ID
2022-509b
Subject Category
D.6.1.1  
Subject Name
PEARLS Field, NEP, North Ecliptic Pole
Credits
Image credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, A. Pagan (STScI), Science: R. Jansen, J. Summers, R. O'Brien, and R. Windhorst (Arizona State University); A. Robotham (ICRAR/UWA); A. Koekemoer (STScI), C. Willmer (UofA); and the PEARLS team
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Hubble, Hubble, Hubble, Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb, Webb
Instrument
ACS/WFC, ACS/WFC, ACS/WFC, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam, NIRCam
Color Assignment
Purple, Purple, Blue, Cyan, Green, Green, Yellow, Yellow, Yellow, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Optical, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared, Infrared
Bandpass
U, B, V
Central Wavelength
275, 435, 900, 1150, 1500, 2000, 2770, 3560, 4100, 4440
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
2000.0
Reference Value
260.69956666667, 65.82265000000
Reference Dimension
15166.00, 6430.00
Reference Pixel
14064.09376310970, 3217.89732738786
Scale
-0.00000832806, 0.00000832806
Rotation
77.58494084328
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
World Coordinate System resolved using PinpointWCS 0.9.2 revision 218+ by the Chandra X-ray Center FITS X FITS Y EPO X EPO Y 759.46 1092.10 7913.97 2300.69 682.23 565.65 4199.19 2041.33 56.75 240.12 1030.39 5835.27 618.72 1955.12 13603.97 4554.12 341.92 1176.90 7867.04 5283.89 Center Pixel Coordinates: 7583.00 260.72780751263 3215.00 65.87539456567
Creator (Curator)
STScI
URL
https://www.stsci.edu/
Name
Space Telescope Science Institute Office of Public Outreach
Email
outreach@stsci.edu
Telephone
410-338-4444
Address
3700 San Martin Drive
City
Baltimore
State/Province
MD
Postal Code
21218
Country
USA
Rights
https://www.stsci.edu/copyright
Publisher
STScI
Publisher ID
stsci
Resource ID
STSCI-J-p22509b-f-15166x6430.tif
Metadata Date
2022-12-21T08:41:37-05:00
Metadata Version
1.2
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