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noirlab_noao1310b September 3rd, 2013

Credit: Dark Energy Survey

This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light years from Earth. It is 135,000 light years in diameter, just slightly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, and contains more than a hundred million stars.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao1310b/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

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Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
NGC 1398
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 3h 39m 0.0s
DEC = -26° 21’ 30.8”
Orientation
North is 0.2° CCW
Field of View
13.2 x 7.4 arcminutes
Constellation
Fornax

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (I) 785.0 nm
Green Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (R) 644.0 nm
Blue Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (G) 474.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
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ID
noao1310b
Subject Category
Subject Name
NGC 1398
Credits
Dark Energy Survey
Release Date
2013-09-03T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao1310b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
DECam, DECam, DECam
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Optical, 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
54.7501560825, -26.3585425991
Reference Dimension
1500.0, 844.0
Reference Pixel
750.0, 422.0
Scale
-0.000146611360131, 0.000146611360131
Rotation
0.18000000000000002
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
noao1310b
Metadata Date
2020-06-01T19:51:36+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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