PERSPECTIVE. NEW MILKY WAY GALAXY SURVEY. OPEN ACCESS. 18 JANUARY 2023. 3.32 BILLION CELESTIAL OBJECTS.
The Dark Energy Camera Plane Survey 2 (DECaPS2). More Sky, Less Bias, and Better Uncertainties
Astronomers have released a gargantuan survey of the galactic plane of the Milky Way. The new dataset contains a staggering 3.32 billion celestial objects — arguably the largest such catalog so far. The data for this unprecedented survey were taken with the US Department of Energy-fabricated Dark Energy Camera at the NSF’s Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NOIRLab. The survey is here reproduced in 4000-pixels resolution to be accessible on smaller devices.
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