Sextans A

Sextans A

Sextans A is a tiny dwarf irregular galaxy in Sextans at a close 4.3 MLY distance and only about 5000 light years across.

Sextans A has a peculiar square shape and is covered by young blue stars which shows this galaxy is very active in star


The bright yellow star in the square is a forecast star.

F O V. is 25 x 25 arc min.

Telescope.  16 Inch F4.5 Newtonian.

Camera.  S Big  ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.  17 x 900 sec.   Feb. 2017.

Location. (Wiruna) Ilford  N.S.W.