Carina Dwarf  -  Wide field

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Object data of Carina Dwarf

Object type: Galaxy (dSph)
Size: 23.5' x 15.5'
Magnitude: 11.3 mag
Constellation: Car
Distance: 330,000 Ly
Notes: The Carina Dwarf Spheroidal is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Carina. It is receding from the Milky Way at 230 km/s and is a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. Carina Dwarf appears to have formed several billion years after the formation of the other satellite galaxies of the Milky Way as its older stars are younger than 7 billion years.

Exposure data

Date: 2014-02-25
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 130x2min
Exposure time total: 4h20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl