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noirlab_noao1204b September 17th, 2012

Credit: Dark Energy Survey Collaboration

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, in the Fornax cluster of galaxies, which lies about 60 million light years from Earth.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao1204b/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1365
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 33m 36.6s
DEC = -36° 8’ 27.3”
Orientation
North is 90.2° CW
Field of View
8.8 x 5.9 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Infrared (I) 785.0 nm
Green Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (R) 644.0 nm
Blue Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (G) 474.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
noao1204b
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1365
Credits
Dark Energy Survey Collaboration
Release Date
2012-09-17T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao1204b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
DECam, DECam, DECam
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
I, R, G
Central Wavelength
785, 644, 474
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
53.4023181947, -36.1409272025
Reference Dimension
2013.0, 1363.0
Reference Pixel
1006.5, 681.5
Scale
-7.27363636666e-05, 7.27363636666e-05
Rotation
-90.180000000000064
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao1204b
Metadata Date
2020-06-01T17:52:39+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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