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.

Forrás:

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

About the Video

Id:eso1603a
Közzététel napja:2016. január 27. 12.00
Related releases:eso1603
Időtartam:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Név:IC 1613
Category:Galaxies

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