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.

Object Fornax Dwarf Galaxy
Category Galaxies
Designation ESO 356-04
Constellation Fornax
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 11x10min (1x1 bin) Astrodon True Balance L-filter, 6x5min RGB filterset, Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code LRGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 9 Dec 2009
 
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