Object: Constellation: Coordinates: Size: Brightness:
NGC 2419 Lyn 07h38m / +3853' 4' 10.3mag

The globular cluster NGC 2419 ("the intergalactic wanderer") in the constellation Lynx on February 20 / 21 and April 14 / 15, 2015. NGC 2419 is approximately 275'000 light years (!) from Earth and was discovered by William Herschel in 1788. It is one of the most distant globular clusters of the Milky Way.

Twenty-nine 3 minute exposures at ISO 800 with no dark frame subtraction were stacked with Deep Sky Stacker (resulting in a 1 h 30 min exposure) and further processed in Photoshop.
Equipment: Canon EOS 450D Baader modified camera, TeleVue Paracorr Type II coma corrector, 16" f/4.5 "Ninja" dobsonian telescope riding on a dual-axis Tom Osypowski equatorial platform, Lacerta MGEN autoguider, Lacerta off axis system (field of view comparison: image of the moon with the same equipment).


Search chart for NGC 2419. Map © 2015 "The Mag-7 Star Atlas Project", www.siaris.net. Map is modified.