The Most Important Image Captured by Hubble
And yet, paradoxically, at NO TIME do we actually get to see the "most important image" during the course of the video.
Either of them.
The video is talking about the Hubble Deep Field
image taken in 1996.
One quarter of the way through the video, as it shows (supposedly) the image after it had been captured, the video actually shows part of the
, that is a similar image taken some years later.
Half way through the video, they describe the taking of another image, the Hubble Ultra deep
, but due to the way they artistically, dramatically, zoom into the image, while rotating, the video makers have padded out the left and
right side of the screen with FICTIONAL stars and galaxies.
You also get to see part ofthe HUDF for about 5 seconds a little later on, together with fictional padding.
And of course, towards the end of the video the 3D animation is of a simplified HUDF, not the actual thing.
Furthermore, the narrator makes an error in claiming that the HDF exposure was taken "over the course of 10 full days". This is not true.
The deep field image is made up of many images, and it took 10 days from start to finish, but the actual exposure time was only 30 - 40 hours
(depending on wavelength).
There are probably good videos about the Hubble Deep Field, but this isnt one of them, being based more on "wow" rather than fact.
Image below shows the same part of the HUDF.
Left = as shown in the video, with fictional stuff on the left.
Middle = the actual HUDF, from elsewhere on the net
Right = the simplified 3D animation model.
So in summary, the HDF is never shown, and the HUDF is only seen in part with plus some fictional artwork. But I'm sure the video makers were
thinking "whatever, its only stupid stars and galaxies, they all look the same, nobodys gonna care, just show em lotsa amazing wow stuff."