ANU Astronomers Create the Best Map of the South Starry Sky

ANU Astronomers Create the Best Map of the South Starry Sky

Representatives of the Australian National University have created the most detailed map of the southern sky, available on the Internet for all users. It holds 70,000 individual frames, capturing approximately 300 million galaxies and stars.

It was created with the help of SkyMapper, a 1.3-meter telescope at the ANU observatory, which provides full information on the southern sky internationally. But this is not only the best map, but also the beginning of a 5-year program dedicated to the large-scale display of this site. In the end, it will turn out to show the stars and galaxies, which are 50 times weaker than the known ones. The map covers 270 megapixels, and the smallest objects in the final version will be a million times weaker than those observed by the human eye. You can use the map on the portal

In 2014, the ANU used various data from SkyMapper to find the most ancient star, which appeared 13.7 billion years ago. This is an amazing tool that allows you to discover many interesting space objects.

SkyMapper probes light in various colors, exceeding the capabilities of the human eye, penetrating UV and IR rays.

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