NGC 2298 Galactic Cluster in Puppis

This Globular Cluster NGC2298 can be found in the constellation of Puppis.It seems to belong physically to the Dwarf Galaxy Canis Major,just like the  Globular Cluster M79.

With a magnitude of 9.3mag and diameter of 6.5arcminutes it is a little bit darker and smaller than M79.

NGC2298 was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826.


position (epoch 2000):

RA.:     06h 48m 59.4s
Decl:    −36° 00′ 19″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 9x1200s, RGB = 4x1200s each,a total of 7.0 hours

80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB GenII filters

Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled

image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken


this is a 86% FOV picture:for full resolution cklick here


here is a larger view to NGC2298:

a phantastic HST picture of NGC2298 can be seen here

Last modified on Saturday, 06 January 2018 16:53

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