A Backyard Worlds discovery (annotated)

One of the new Backyard Worlds brown dwarf discoveries, as seen in sky maps from WISE (right) and Legacy Surveys DR8 (left). The left panel uses visible light imaging from the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Víctor M. Blanco Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The circle indicates the brown dwarf, which appears orange in WISE and deep red in Legacy Surveys data from Blanco/DECam. These orange and red colors are indicative of a very low temperature brown dwarf. The Blanco/DECam imaging offers excellent sensitivity and superior angular resolution.

Credit:

A. Meisner/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noirlab2020b
Type:Photographic
Release date:Aug. 18, 2020, 8:28 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2020
Size:2165 x 1117 px

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Category:Star Clusters

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