Dark Energy Survey deep field image

Noirlab_noirlab2118a_1024

noirlab_noirlab2118a May 27th, 2021

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

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.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2118a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Noirlab_noirlab2118a_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 9h 59m 13.5s
DEC = 1° 18’ 21.6”
Orientation
North is up
Field of View
18.4 x 9.6 arcminutes
Constellation
Sextans

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (i) 782.0 nm
Green Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (r) 640.0 nm
Blue Vctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (DECam) Optical (g) 471.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Green
Blue
Noirlab_noirlab2118a_1280
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ID
noirlab2118a
Subject Category
Subject Name
Credits
Dark Energy Survey/DOE/FNAL/DECam/CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURAAcknowledgments: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)
Release Date
2021-05-27T08:30:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2118a/
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
782, 640, 471
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
149.806094824, 1.30599153896
Reference Dimension
4200.0, 2200.0
Reference Pixel
2100.0, 1100.0
Scale
-7.30514206493e-05, 7.30514206493e-05
Rotation
-0
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
noirlab2118a
Metadata Date
2021-05-23T18:34:36+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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