Fornax Dwarf galaxy
Exposure time total:
2015-10-16 + 17
Astro Physics 305mm f3.8 RHA
Astro Physics AP1200GTO
L 21x6 min, RGB 5x6 min each
FLI PL29050 with Astrodon filters
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner)
Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis
+ 9.3 mag
460 000 light years
55’ x 44’
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.