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UGC 9749 Ursa Minor Dwarf - 11.5.2022 at 02.00 Fregenal de la Sierra, Espanja Observation number 106835

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Tapio Lahtinen, Tampereen Ursa

I’ve photographed some of these Milky Way dwarf galaxies and now in the spring I saw a picture of this rather challenging galaxy online.

The distance in this dwarf galaxy is about 225,000 light-years. The galaxy is mainly made up of old stars and there is hardly any new star formation there.
That’s why it’s so challenging when gas is no longer visible.

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  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • UGC 9749 Ursa Minor Dwarf
  • Constellation
    • Ursa Minor
  • Galaxies
    • Elliptic galaxy info

      Elliptic galaxy is an oval or roundish shaped distant stellar system, which have no spiral arms. These galaxies look as fuzzy spots with telescopes.


      The elliptic galaxy Centaurus A aka NGC 5128 in the middle of image is splitted by a dust lane. Image Toni Veikkolainen.

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Sky-Watcher Esprit 100ED, 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS, Atik 460EX, 5.5 hours L, 6 hours RGB, total approx. 11.5 hours

Comments: 2 pcs
Kari Laihia - 18.5.2022 at 10.11 Report this

Hyvä kuva vaikeasta kohteesta. Fokuksen täytyy ainakin olla kohdallaan. Mikä mahtaa olla näkyvien tähtien magnitudi galaksissa?

Tapio Lahtinen - 18.5.2022 at 19.40 Report this

ASTAP sanoo rajasuuruusluokaksi 20.4.
Näyttää galaksi tähdet olevan sellaista 18-19 magnitudin luokkaa.

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