A new BoRG survey has been approved for Cycle 22! We boldly proposed to extend the search for the brightest galaxies that Hubble can detect, focusing on redshift z~10 (just 500 Myr after the Big Bang), and we obtained what might well be the largest allocation of Hubble observing time awarded in this cycle: 480 parallel orbits (more than 750 hours).
Pending a successful Phase II proposal, and scheduling, Hubble will spend more than one month observing for our BoRG program!
While we wait for JWST, this new dataset has the potential of being “transformative” (borrowing the word from the reviewers’ comments), and the BoRG team are looking forward to planning, and then analyzing the upcoming observations.
For further information see the associated KICC press release.