Copeland Septet group of galaxies

A group of galaxies nicknamed the Copeland Septet, in the constellation of Leo. Astronomers using images from Kitt Peak National Observatory and Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory have created the largest ever map of the sky, comprising over a billion galaxies. The final data release from the  ambitious DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys sets the stage for a ground-breaking 5-year survey with the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), which aims to provide new insights into the nature of dark energy.

 

Credit:

DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys/LBNL/DOE & KPNO/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noirlab2103a
Type:Observation
Release date:Jan. 13, 2021, 2:25 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2103
Size:2530 x 1882 px

About the Object

Name:Copeland Septet
Constellation:Leo
Category:Galaxies

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 37 50.85
Position (Dec):21° 59' 5.66"
Field of view:11.35 x 8.45 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 89.9° left 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
Z
926 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam