Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Fornax (For)  ·  Contains:  IC 1811  ·  IC 1813  ·  IC 1814  ·  IC 1816  ·  NGC 1049  ·  NGC 964  ·  The star λ1For  ·  The star λ2For  ·  eta01 For  ·  lam01 For  ·  lam02 For
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Fornax Dwarf Galaxy with Molecular Clouds, 



    
        

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Fornax Dwarf Galaxy with Molecular Clouds

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Fornax Dwarf Galaxy with Molecular Clouds

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Imaging cameras: FLI Proline 16803 FLI PL 16070

Mounts: Paramount-ME Paramount ME

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N Tak 106

Guiding cameras: FLI Proline 16803 FLI PL 16070

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red


Dates:Sept. 23, 2019Oct. 20, 2019Oct. 23, 2019

Frames:
Blue: 41x300" (3h 25') bin 2x2
Green: 42x300" (3h 30') bin 2x2
Red: 39x300" (3h 15') bin 2x2

Integration: 10h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 22.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.46%


Astrometry.net job: 3426088

RA center: 2h 38' 54"

DEC center: -35° 25' 8"

Pixel scale: 7.003 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.725 degrees

Field radius: 2.705 degrees


Resolution: 1958x1973

Locations: SidingSprings Itelescope Farm, Siding Springs, Australia

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

Description of the Fornax Galaxy by Wikipedia:

"The Fornax Dwarf Spheroidal is an elliptical dwarf galaxy in the constellation Fornax that was discovered in 1938 by Harlow Shapley. He discovered it while he was in South Africa on photographic plates taken by the 24 inch (61 cm) Bruce refractor at Boyden Observatory, shortly after he discovered the Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy.

The galaxy is a satellite of the Milky Way and contains six globular clusters; the largest, NGC 1049, was discovered before the galaxy itself. The galaxy is also receding from the Milky Way at 53 km/s. It mostly contains population II stars. " (End of Wikipedia text)

Find my annotated image which shows the 6 Globular Cluster here

The yellow circles with For 1 to For 6 show Globular clusters. All bluegreen circles and markers show the 849 PGC galaxies in the image!

The interesting in this image layout are the Molecular Clouds.

Beside the six globular clusters visible in and around the Fornax Dwarf Galaxy

there are Molecular Clouds visible south of the galaxy in this image!

More info on the exposures:

In addition to the 122 R G B binned-2 exposures there were

also made 23 Luminance exposures with binning 1 and integrated into the RGB

image.

The image is a Cooperation between me: Gerald Wechselberger - and Dr. Franz Gruber.

Exposures were done during 14 nights from September 23rd to October 23rd 2019

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Fornax Dwarf Galaxy with Molecular Clouds, 



    
        

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