GNz7q in the Hubble GOODS-North field

An international team of astronomers using archival data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and other space- and ground-based observatories have discovered a unique object in the distant, early Universe that is a crucial link between young star-forming galaxies and the earliest supermassive black holes. This object is the first of its kind to be discovered so early in the Universe’s history, and had been lurking unnoticed in one of the best-studied areas of the night sky. 

The object, which is referred to as GNz7q, is shown here in the centre of the cutout from the Hubble GOODS-North field.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz), P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz; Yale University), R. Bouwens and I. Labbé (Leiden University), and the Science Team, S. Fujimoto et al. (Cosmic Dawn Center [DAWN] and University of Copenhagen)

About the Image

Id:heic2204c
Type:Observation
Release date:13 April 2022, 17:00
Related releases:heic2204
Size:2262 x 2144 px

About the Object

Constellation:Ursa Major

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Coordinates

Position (RA):12 36 16.85
Position (Dec):62° 12' 31.98"
Field of view:1.88 x 1.79 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° left of vertical


Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
i
775 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
Long pass
850 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
Y
1.05 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
J
1.25 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
JH
1.4 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Infrared
H
1.6 μm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3

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