Zooming in on the dwarf galaxy IC 1613

This sequence starts with a broad view of the rather faint constellation of Cetus (The Sea Monster). As we zoom, we close in on a faint, but nearby galaxy, IC 1613. The final detailed image, captured with the OmegaCAM camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, shows an unusually clean small galaxy. IC 1613 contains very little cosmic dust, allowing astronomers to explore its contents with great clarity.


ESO/A. Fujii/Digitized Sky Survey 2/Acknowledgement: VST/Omegacam Local Group Survey. Music: Johan B. Monell (www.johanmonell.com)

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Release date:27 January 2016, 12:00
Related releases:eso1603
Duration:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:IC 1613

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