Ground-basedIimage Credit: A. Fujii Hubble Image Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Davis (University of California, Berkeley), S. Faber (University of California, Santa Cruz), and A. Koekemoer (STScI)
The image at left, taken by A. Fujii with a backyard telescope, shows the location of the Hubble observations near the Big Dipper. The long, narrow image in the center is Hubble's panoramic view of the area, made by assembling 500 photographs taken over a one-year period (June 2004 to March 2005) with the Advanced Camera for Surveys. The 50,000 galaxies spied in the image are scattered across a region that is equivalent to the apparent diameter of two full Moons. The dimensions of the final mosaic are 21 images long by 3 images tall. The image at right is a section of the panoramic photo. A wide diversity of galaxies can be seen throughout both Hubble images.