Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 2000. 38: 667-715
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THE HUBBLE DEEP FIELDS

Henry C. Ferguson, Mark Dickinson and Robert Williams


Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD 21218


Abstract. The Hubble space telescope observations of the northern Hubble deep field, and more recently its counterpart in the south, provide detections and photometry for stars and field galaxies to the faintest levels currently achievable, reaching magnitudes V ~ 30. Since 1995, the northern Hubble deep field has been the focus of deep surveys at nearly all wavelengths. These observations have revealed many properties of high redshift galaxies, and have contributed to important data on the stellar mass function in the Galactic halo.


Keywords: catalogs -- cosmology: observations -- galaxies: evolution -- galaxies: formation -- galaxies: photometry -- surveys.


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
This Review

PART 1: OBSERVATIONS, MEASUREMENTS, AND PHENOMENOLOGY

STARS
Supernova events

GALAXIES
Galaxy colors and morphology
Galaxy counts
Galaxy sizes
Spectroscopic and Photometric Redshifts
Galaxy Kinematics
Mid-IR Sources
Sub-millimeter Sources
Radio sources
Active Galactic Nuclei
Gravitational Lensing
Intergalactic Medium
Galaxy Clustering

INTERPRETATION
Galaxy counts vs. simple models
The morphology of high-redshift galaxies
Elliptical galaxies
Obscured populations
Global star-formation history and chemical evolution
Clustering of high-redshift galaxies

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES

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