Dark Energy Survey deep field image

Ten areas in the sky were selected as “deep fields” that the Dark Energy Camera imaged several times during the survey, providing a glimpse of distant galaxies and helping determine their 3D distribution in the cosmos. The image is teeming with galaxies — in fact, nearly every single object in this image is a galaxy. Some exceptions include a couple of dozen asteroids as well as a few handfuls of foreground stars in our own Milky Way.

Credit:

Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Acknowledgments: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

About the Image

Id:noirlab2118a
Type:Observation
Release date:May 27, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2118
Size:4200 x 2200 px

About the Object

Constellation:Sextans
Category:Galaxies

Image Formats

Large JPEG
4.8 MB
Screensize JPEG
322.3 KB

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Coordinates

Position (RA):9 59 13.46
Position (Dec):1° 18' 21.57"
Field of view:18.41 x 9.64 arcminutes
Orientation:North is -0.0° left of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
471 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
r
640 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam
Optical
i
782 nmVíctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
DECam