World’s most powerful digital camera opens eye, records first images in hunt for dark energy

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth.

Credit:

Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

About the Image

Id:noao1204b
Type:Observation
Release date:Sept. 17, 2012
Related releases:noao1204
Size:2013 x 1363 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1365
Constellation:Fornax
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 33 36.56
Position (Dec):-36° 8' 27.34"
Field of view:8.79 x 5.95 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 90.2° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
G
474 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
R
644 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Infrared
I
785 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam