Sextans A  -  Wide field

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Object data of Sextans A

Object type: Galaxy (Dwarf Irr)
Size: 5.9' x 4.9'
Magnitude: 12.1 mag
Constellation: Sex
Distance: 4.2 Mio Ly
Notes: The above image is centered on the extremely faint galaxy Sextans Dwarf (= Sextans I). Sextans I is unfortunately not visible, but near the bottom border of the above image the irregular dwarf galaxy Sextans A is captured. Sextans A spans about 5000 light-years across, and is located within the Local Group of galaxies, which includes our Milky Way galaxy.

Besides Sextans A one can find three further interesting objects:

  • Abell 957 (galaxy cluster)
  • Palomar 3 (globular cluster)
  • Uncatalogued nebula (in right part of above image)

Exposure data

Date: 2014-03-03
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: 133x2min
Exposure time total: 4h26min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Wolfgang Leitner and Herbert Walter)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl