Wider view of irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613 from the Dark Energy Survey
The irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613 contains some 100 million stars and is a member of our Local Group of galaxies, which also includes our Milky Way, the Andromeda spiral galaxy, and the Magellanic Clouds.
This image is an excerpt from the Dark Energy Survey, which has released a massive, public collection of astronomical data and calibrated images from six years of work. The Dark Energy Survey is a global collaboration that includes the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and NSF’s NOIRLab. The image was taken with the Dark Energy Camera, fabricated by DOE, on the Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope.
The immensity and depth of the survey can be appreciated by diving into this zoomable image.Credit:
DES/DOE/Fermilab/NCSA & CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgments: Image processing: DES, Jen Miller (Gemini Observatory/NSF's NOIRLab), Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin
About the Image
|Release date:||Jan. 14, 2021, 9 a.m.|
|Size:||10000 x 10000 px|
About the Object
|Position (RA):||1 5 46.61|
|Position (Dec):||2° 9' 29.89"|
|Field of view:||43.82 x 43.82 arcminutes|
|Orientation:||North is 90.0° left of vertical|