The Carina Dwarf Galaxy.

Carina Dwarf.

The Carina Dwarf galaxy is a very faint spheroidal company galaxy to the Milky Way, and is more akin to a faint globular cluster. At a distance of only 300,000 light years it is one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way.

The Carina Dwarf is only about 1600 light years across and 75 times smaller than the Milky Way. Due to its faintness this galaxy was only discovered in 1977 by the UK Schmidt Telescope.

NOTE. The galaxy appears as an extra density of stars around the centre of this frame.

F.O.V.    44 x 44 min of arc.

Telescope.   10 Inch F 4.0 Newtonian.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   9 x 600 sec.    Jan 2019.

Location.   (Wiruna)  Ilford. N.S.W.