Gravitational lens found in the DESI Legacy Survey data

An example of a gravitational lens found in the DESI Legacy Surveys data. The nearly complete circle in the middle of DESI-015.6763-14.0150 is the image of a background galaxy, gravitationally warped (lensed) by the red galaxy at the center into a near-perfect Einstein ring.

Credit:

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

About the Image

Id:noirlab2104b
Type:Simulation
Release date:Jan. 13, 2021, 2:30 p.m.
Related releases:noirlab2104
Size:2000 x 2000 px

About the Object

Constellation:Cetus
Category:Galaxies
Galaxy Clusters

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Coordinates

Position (RA):1 2 42.32
Position (Dec):-14° 0' 54.15"
Field of view:2.24 x 2.24 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° 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