The Leo II Dwarf Galaxy (UGC 6253)

Posted by dcrowson
on Sunday, May 15, 2016

UGC 6253 (Leo II and others) is a dwarf spheroidal galaxy located approximately 783,000 light-years away in Leo.

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

Imaged April 29th and March 1st and 2nd, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/26766031960/sizes/l

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