A star chart of the location of the SXDS field
June 1, 2004
The SXDS field is centerd on α = 02h18m, δ = −05° 00′ (2000.0) in the constellation Cetus. Cetus is in the southern sky from most northern latitudes during fall evenings. The survey area is 1.3 square degrees, about seven times the area of the full moon, and 850 times the survey area of the famous Hubble Deep Field. On the star chart, The size of the SXDS field is comparable to the size of the red cross marking the location.