Sunday, November 9, 2008

Deepest Ultraviolet Image of the Universe Yet

For those of you who have been dying to download a 30MegaByte 27MegaPixel Jpeg deep field image of the universe, today is your lucky day.

From Slashdot:
"European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has captured the deepest ground based U-band image of the universe yet. The image contains more than 27 million pixels and is the result of 55 hours of observations with the VIMOS instrument. 'Galaxies were detected that are a billion times fainter than the unaided eye can see and over a range of colours not directly observable by the eye. This deep image has been essential to the discovery of a large number of new galaxies"

Low to High-Res image available HERE.

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