Sculptor Dwarf  -  Wide field

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Object data of Sculptor Dwarf

Object type: Galaxy (dSph)
Size: 39.8' x 30.9'
Magnitude: 10.1 mag
Constellation: Scl
Distance: 290,000 Ly
Notes: The Sculptor Dwarf Spheroidal is a dwarf galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Dwarf contains only 4 percent of the carbon and other heavy elements in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, making it similar to primitive galaxies seen at the edge of the universe. This quantity of old stars makes the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy a prime target for studying the earliest periods of star formation.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-16
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: 71x2min
Exposure time total: 2h22min
Notes: mage acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner, Justin Kabaus)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl