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2-10-04 Adam Stuart

Intergalactic Wanderer

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Intergalactic Wanderer. A globular cluster in Lynx (the faint fuzzy in the center of the image), NGC 2419 is sometimes called the Intergalactic Wanderer because initially it was thought to be aimlessly wandering amongst the galaxies of the Local Group. However, more recent measurements seem to indicate that it is gravitationally bound to the Milky Way and therefore not a true wanderer as its name suggests.

Starlight Xpress HX916
Takahashi FS 60-C piggybacked on LX200. Astronomik Type II IR blocked filters. LRGB image with 240 second subexposures = 75:30:30:30. Acquired in AA 2.0, processed in AIP4WIN and AA 2.0. full exif

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