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Eridanus 3 - Dwarf galaxy or Globular cluster?, 



    
        

            Fabian Rodriguez...
Eridanus 3 - Dwarf galaxy or Globular cluster?
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Eridanus 3 - Dwarf galaxy or Globular cluster?

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: MEADE LX850 12"

Imaging cameras: QHY9 mono

Mounts: Meade LX850 Starlock

Software: Maxim DL  ·  Photoshop  ·  The SkyX Pro  ·  CCD Autopilot 5  ·  FocusMax

Filters: QHY B  ·  QHY R  ·  QHY G


Dates:April 29, 2017

Frames:
QHY B: 18x300" bin 2x2
QHY G: 18x300" bin 2x2
QHY R: 18x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 4.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.46 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.92%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1577825

RA center: 9h 20' 58"

DEC center: -77° 17' 16"

Pixel scale: 0.930 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.269 degrees

Field radius: 0.240 degrees


Resolution: 1476x1132

Locations: Canopo's Observatory Perth, City Beach, WA, Australia

Description

In my quest to image as many Globular Clusters as possible, I went for another obscure one in the constellation Eridanus...
Till I read this article: http://www.sci-news.com/astronomy/science-nine-new-satellites-milky-way-galaxy-02579.html
Then, I discovered that my Gb, Eridanus 3, is in fact an ultra-faint galaxy at 290,000 light-years away.

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Fabian Rodriguez...
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Eridanus 3 - Dwarf galaxy or Globular cluster?, 



    
        

            Fabian Rodriguez...