Fornax Dwarf

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Object data of Fornax Dwarf

Object type: Galaxy (dSph)
Size: 55' x 44'
Magnitude: 9.3 mag
Constellation: For
Distance: 460,000 Ly
Notes: The Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Fornax. This galaxy is a satellite of the Milky Way and contains six globular clusters; the largest, NGC 1049, was discovered before the galaxy itself.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-16 + 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Astro-Physics 305mm f3.8 RHA
Camera: FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: L 21x6min / R 5x6min / G 5x6min / B 5x6min
Exposure time total: 3h36min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis