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NGC 2419 Smallest Globular Cluster near Milky Way "the Intergalactic Wanderer", 





    
        

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NGC 2419 Smallest Globular Cluster near Milky Way "the Intergalactic Wanderer"

NGC 2419 Smallest Globular Cluster near Milky Way "the Intergalactic Wanderer"

Technical card

Resolution: 3267x2336

Dates:Oct. 19, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 16x240" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 16x240"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 16x240" bin 1x1

Integration: 3.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.83 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.85%

Astrometry.net job: 2323043

RA center: 114.528 degrees

DEC center: 38.876 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.782 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.495 degrees

Field radius: 0.436 degrees

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory, Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

NGC 2419 (also known as Caldwell 25) is a globular cluster in the constellation Lynx. It was discovered by William Herschel on December 31, 1788.[6] NGC 2419 is at a distance of about 300,000 light years from the solar system and at the same distance from the galactic center.

NGC 2419 bears the nickname "the Intergalactic Wanderer," which was bestowed when it was erroneously thought not to be in orbit around the Milky Way. Its orbit takes it further away from the galactic center than the Magellanic Clouds, but it can (with qualifications) be considered as part of the Milky Way. At this great distance it takes three billion years to make one trip around the galaxy.

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NGC 2419 Smallest Globular Cluster near Milky Way "the Intergalactic Wanderer", 





    
        

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