Cosmoview Episode 73: Stellar Layers of a Galactic Onion

The symmetrical, onion-like layers of shell galaxy NGC 3923 are showcased in this galaxy-rich image (zoom in here!) taken by the US Department of Energy’s (DOEDark Energy Camera mounted on the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. A nearby, massive galaxy cluster is also captured exhibiting the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing.


Images and Videos: 
CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/T. Matsopoulos

Image Processing:T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage/NSF’s NOIRLab), M. Zamani (NSF’s NOIRLab), R. Colombari (NSF’s NOIRLab) & D. de Martin (NSF’s NOIRLab)

Music: Zero Project - Beyond Earth (Instrumental)

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Release date:Sept. 28, 2023, 11:30 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2325
Duration:01 m 08 s
Frame rate:29.97

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