Dark Energy Survey begins five-year mission to map southern sky in tremendous detail

This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light years from Earth. It is 135,000 light years in diameter, just slightly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, and contains more than a hundred million stars.

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Dark Energy Survey

About the Image

Id:noao1310b
Tipo:Observation
Release date:3 de Septiembre de 2013
Related releases:noao1310
Size:1500 x 844 px

Sobre el Objeto

Nombre:NGC 1398
Constellation:Fornax
Categoría:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Posición (AR):3 39 0.04
Posición (Dec):-26° 21' 30.75"
Campo visual:13.20 x 7.42 arcminutes
Orientación:North is 0.2° left of vertical


Colores y Filtros

BandaWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
G
474 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
R
644 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
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785 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam