Small Magellanic Cloud

Noirlab_noao-6051_1024

noirlab_noao-6051 June 30th, 2020

Credit: NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

The Small Magellanic Cloud is an irregular dwarf galaxy in the constellation Tucana, and is a satellite of our own Milky Way Galaxy. The SMC is visible to the naked eye from the southern hemisphere. CTIO Curtis Schmidt telescope photograph.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-6051/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
SMC
Noirlab_noao-6051_128
 

Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 0h 41m 2.5s
DEC = -72° 36’ 17.4”
Orientation
North is 5.7° CW
Field of View
2.8 x 1.8 degrees
Constellation
Tucana
Noirlab_noao-6051_1280
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ID
noao-6051
Subject Category
Subject Name
SMC
Credits
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2020-06-30T21:34:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao-6051/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
10.26028875, -72.60482003
Reference Dimension
2982.0, 1946.0
Reference Pixel
2469.853638, 1086.073967
Scale
-0.000917, 0.000932
Rotation
-5.677010275
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
noao-6051
Metadata Date
2022-09-12T14:58:06.829565
Metadata Version
1.1
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