“In 1995 Hubble stared at a single, nearly empty spot in the sky for 10 days, gathering all the light it could. When it was done, scientists found they had snapped a picture of a multitude of galaxies stretching into the distance.”
I was recently bowled over by this video. In tribute, here is a painting of the constellation Ursa Major, with it’s prominent asterism the Big Dipper, and the tiny area north of it where the first of the deep space field images was captured. Speaking of bowled over, the bowl of the Little Dipper is over in the upper right corner.