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: 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TS Imaging Star 100mm f/5.8
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO 800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Exposure time: 17x6min
Exposure time total: 1h 42min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis