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.

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

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Auðkenni:eso1603a
Útgáfudagur:Jan 27, 2016, 12:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1603
Tímalengd:50 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:IC 1613
Flokkur:Galaxies

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