Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument’s Lenses See First Light

On April 1, the Mayall telescope at Kitt Peak emerged from hibernation—its dome reopened to the night sky, and starlight poured through the six large lenses of its powerful new research tool: the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). Early next year, DESI will begin the greatest cosmic cartography experiment attempted to date, surveying 40 million galaxies and quasars out to a distance of 10 billion light years, and 10 million stars in our Galaxy. DESI's commissioning camera captured this image of the Whirlpool Galaxy, a.k.a. M51.

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DESI Collaboration

About the Image

Id:noaoann19007a
Tipo:Observation
Release date:4 de Abril de 2019
Related announcements:noaoann19007
Size:1200 x 799 px

Sobre el Objeto

Nombre:M51, Whirlpool Galaxy
Constellation:Canes Venatici
Categoría:Galaxies

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Coordenadas

Posición (AR):13 29 53.49
Posición (Dec):47° 11' 54.20"
Campo visual:6.82 x 4.54 arcminutes
Orientación:North is 180.5° left of vertical


Colores y Filtros

BandaTele-scope
OpticalNicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II