Dark Energy Camera's 1 millionth exposure

The Dark Energy Camera's 1 millionth exposure. At the time of this exposure DECam was making an of a galaxy cluster. The 1 millionth exposure has been combined with 127 earlier exposures to make this view of the field.  This demonstrates the power of DECam and an archive of a million exposures.

The biggest galaxy in the field is the face-on spiral galaxy ESO 440-11. Several galaxy clusters, thousands of background galaxies and a few handfuls of foreground Milky Way stars can be seen in this “random” image of the sky. 

One of the most powerful digital cameras in the world, the Dark Energy Camera was designed specifically for the Dark Energy Survey (DES). It was funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) and was built and tested at DOE's Fermilab.

Credit:

Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

Acknowledgments: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the Image

Id:ann21023a
Type:Observation
Release date:June 8, 2021, 10:17 a.m.
Related announcements:ann21023
Size:10072 x 9995 px

About the Object

Name:ESO 440-11
Constellation:Hydra
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 49 53.13
Position (Dec):-28° 13' 25.69"
Field of view:45.32 x 44.98 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
477 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
i
785 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Infrared
Y
1.01 μmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam