Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte (WLM) Irregular Galaxy

This image was obtained with the wide-field view of the Mosaic II camera on the Blanco 4-meter telescope at Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory. Wolf–Lundmark–Melotte (WLM) is an irregular galaxy located on the outer edges of the Local Group. WLM is about ten times smaller than our own galaxy, the Milky Way. This image was made using data from the Local Group Survey. The image was generated with observations in U (violet), B (blue), V (cyan), I (orange) and H-alpha (red) filters. In this image, North is up, East is left.

Credit:

NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/CTIO/Local Group Survey Team and T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage)

About the Image

Id:noao-wlm
Type:Observation
Release date:June 30, 2020, 9:34 p.m.
Size:6330 x 6449 px

About the Object

Name:WLM
Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):0 1 20.79
Position (Dec):-15° 27' 18.29"
Field of view:28.48 x 29.02 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 180.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWave-lengthTele-scope
Optical
U
357 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II
Optical
B
436 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II
Optical
V
537 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II
Optical
I
805 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II
Optical
Ha
656 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Mosaic II