Carina Dwarf

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Carina Dwarf.

The Carina Dwarf is one of many satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. Only discovered in 1977 and easily resolved into stars, this galaxy shows up as a strong concentration of faint stars in the centre of this image. About 330,000LY distance and covers an area of 25 x 15 arc min in the sky.

Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big ST 4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure & Time.  11 x 900 sec.  Jan 2015.

Location.  (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.