A Spiral Among Thousands

This video zooms into the field of stars and galaxies around the spiral galaxy LEDA 2046648. JWST’s NIRCam reveals smaller, more distant galaxies and bright stars in the field of view, demonstrating the telescope’s impressive resolution in infrared wavelengths. Calibration images such as this one were critical to verify the telescope’s capabilities as it was prepared for science operations.

Video Credit: ESA / NASA / CSA

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