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Fornax Dwarf Galaxy: This very faint elliptical galaxy is a satellite galaxy of our Milky Way in a distance of appr. 450000 Light Years. It contains 6 Globular Clusters, some of them are recognizable in this image (fuzzy looking stars). Many of the stars are quite old showing a yellowish color.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.



Object Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation ESO 356-04
Constellation Fornax
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 6x10min L, 3x5min each RGB, Baader filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 21 Nov 2011
 
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