NGC 2419  -  Intergalactic Wanderer

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Object data of NGC2419

Object type: globular star cluster (II)
Size: 6.2'
Magnitude: 10.4 mag
Constellation: Lyn
Distance: 275,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 2419 bears the nickname "the Intergalactic Wanderer". Its orbit around the Milky Way brings it further away from the galactic center than the Magellanic Clouds, but it can be considered as an element of the Milky Way.

The distant galaxy cluster WHL J073844.2+384442 (light travel time 3.4 Gy) is visible in the above image between NGC 2419 and the bottom left corner. 

Exposure data

Date: 2012-03-20 + 21 + 22 + 25 + 26 + 28
Location: Nussbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: 12" Newtonian telescope (f=1120mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Exposure time: L 30x12m / R 10x12m / G 10x12m / B 10x12m
Exposure time total: 12h 00m