Hubble Finds the Most Distant Star Ever Seen

With this observation, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the Universe’s birth in the Big Bang (at a redshift of 6.2) — the most distant individual star ever seen. This sets up a major target for the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope in its first year.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, B. Welch (JHU), D. Coe (STScI), A. Pagan (STScI)

About the Image

Id:heic2203a
Type:Observation
Release date:30 March 2022, 17:00
Related releases:heic2203
Related science announcements:sci22004
Size:3816 x 4757 px

About the Object

Constellation:Cetus
Category:Stars

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 37 25.12
Position (Dec):-8° 27' 21.62"
Field of view:1.91 x 2.38 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 15.2° right of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
YJ
1.1 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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