Wide-field view of the sky around the dwarf galaxy WLM

Eso_eso1610c_1024

eso_eso1610c March 23rd, 2016

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin

This wide-field view shows the sky around the dwarf galaxy WLM in the constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). This picture was created from images forming part of the Digitized Sky Survey 2. The galaxy appears at the centre of the picture as an irregularly shaped clump of faint stars.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1610c/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
WLM Galaxy
Subject - Local Universe
Galaxy
Eso_eso1610c_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 1m 54.6s
DEC = -15° 28’ 11.9”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CCW
Field of View
3.2 x 3.2 degrees
Constellation
Cetus

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_cyan Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (B) -
Arrow_left_orange Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Infrared (I) -
Eso_eso1610c_1280
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ID
eso1610c
Subject Category
C.5  
Subject Name
WLM Galaxy
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin
Release Date
2016-03-23T12:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1610c/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Cyan, Orange, Red
Band
Optical, Optical, Infrared
Bandpass
B, R, I
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
0.477421559623, -15.4699824638
Reference Dimension
11304.0, 11304.0
Reference Pixel
5652.0, 5652.0
Scale
-0.000280402476603, 0.000280402476603
Rotation
0.12000000000000001
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso1610c
Metadata Date
2015-10-19T10:00:02+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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