Deepest, widest view of the Large Magellanic Cloud from SMASH

Noirlab_noirlab2030a_1024

noirlab_noirlab2030a December 1st, 2020

Credit: CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/SMASH/D. Nidever (Montana State University) Acknowledgment: Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin

Part of the SMASH dataset showing an unprecedented wide-angle view of the Large Magellanic Cloud. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are the largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way and, unlike the rest of the satellite galaxies, are still actively forming stars — and at a rapid pace. The depth of these survey data can be appreciated by the number of stars visible in the outer regions of the galaxy, as seen in the lower part of the image.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2030a/

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

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Large Magellanic Cloud
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 5h 15m 11.0s
DEC = -71° 33’ 59.4”
Orientation
North is 16.9° CW
Field of View
9.3 x 9.1 degrees
Constellation
Mensa

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Blanco-4m (DECam) Infrared (z) 927.0 nm
Orange Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (i) 785.0 nm
Cyan Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (r) 645.0 nm
Blue Blanco-4m (DECam) Optical (g) 475.0 nm
Spectrum_base
Red
Orange
Cyan
Blue
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ID
noirlab2030a
Subject Category
Subject Name
Large Magellanic Cloud
Credits
CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/SMASH/D. Nidever (Montana State University) Acknowledgment: Image processing: Travis Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage), Mahdi Zamani & Davide de Martin
Release Date
2020-12-01T08:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noirlab2030a/
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, Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
Instrument
DECam, DECam, DECam, DECam
Color Assignment
Red, Orange, Cyan, Blue
Band
Infrared, Optical, Optical, Optical
Bandpass
z, i, r, g
Central Wavelength
927, 785, 645, 475
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
78.7957840796, -71.566506171
Reference Dimension
6737.0, 6536.0
Reference Pixel
3368.5, 3268.0
Scale
-0.00138784675876, 0.00138784675876
Rotation
-16.920000000000027
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
noirlab2030a
Metadata Date
2020-09-21T16:39:30+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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