Flanking Fields

During the Hubble Deep Field observations, 10 orbits were devoted to short exposures on "flanking" fields adjacent to the main survey region. The purpose of these exposures is to provide some assistance to groundbased observers in identifying galaxies for spectroscopy. All flanking field exposures were taken through F814W. INNER-EAST and INNER-WEST were two orbits; the others were 1 orbit each.

The planned J2000 coordinates of the flanking fields are as follows:


    Target_Name:  HDF-123635+621339
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-STRIP-INNER-WEST
       Position:  RA=12H 36M 35.17S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 13' 38.7" +/- 0.1"      

    Target_Name:  HDF-123621+621419
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-STRIP-OUTER-WEST
       Position:  RA=12H 36M 20.93S +/- 0.01S,
                  DEC=+62D 14' 19.3" +/- 0.1"

    Target_Name:  HDF-123704+621217
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-STRIP-INNER-EAST
       Position:  RA=12H 37M 03.62S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 12' 17.2" +/- 0.1"      

    Target_Name:  HDF-123718+621136
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-STRIP-OUTER-EAST
       Position:  RA=12H 37M 17.83S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 11' 36.3" +/- 0.1"       

    Target_Name:  HDF-123651+621548
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-NORTHWEST
       Position:  RA=12H 36M 51.03S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 15' 47.6" +/- 0.1"       

    Target_Name:  HDF-123705+621507
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-NORTHEAST
       Position:  RA=12H 37M 05.27S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 15' 06.8" +/- 0.1"       

    Target_Name:  HDF-123648+621008
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-SOUTHEAST
       Position:  RA=12H 36M 47.77S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 10' 08.4" +/- 0.1"       

    Target_Name:  HDF-123634+621049
Alternate_Names:  HDF-FLANK-SOUTHWEST
       Position:  RA=12H 36M 33.56S +/- 0.01S,      
                  DEC=+62D 10' 49.1" +/- 0.1"       
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Harry Ferguson ferguson@stsci.edu 5/20/96