|Detail||：||View closeups of this stunning image of M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, taken with Subaru Telescope's new prime-focus instrument, Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC). HSC's first beautiful image of M31 answers the question: Does HSC really deliver what it promises in terms of image quality? It displays a resounding "yes" by demonstrating the sharp, detailed resolution of which the camera is capable across the wide field of view that it embraces. The movie shows the details of the high-resolution image. The combination of Subaru Telescope's large 8.2 m mirror, a wide field of view, and sharp imaging represents a giant step into a new era of observational astronomy.
Credit: HSC Project and NAOJ
Closeups of the Andromeda Galaxy Captured by Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam
July 30, 2013
Last updated: February 18, 2021