The Hubble Deep Field: Background
The Hubble Deep Field (HDF) is a Director's Discretionary program on HST
in Cycle 5 to image a typical field at high galactic latitude in four
wavelength passbands as deeply as reasonably possible. In order to optimize
observing in the time available, a field in the northern continuous viewing
zone (CVZ) was selected and images were taken for 10 consecutive
days, or approximately 150 orbits. Shorter 1-orbit images were also
obtained of the fields immediately adjacent to the primary HDF in order to
facilitate spectroscopic follow-up by ground-based telescopes. The
observations were carried out from 18-30 December 1995, and the data are
available to the community for study.
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