NGC-2419 is a globular cluster located in the constellation of Lynx, approximately 6 degrees North of the star Castor (Alpha Geminorum). This cluster is sometimes called "The Intergalactic Wanderer" because of its extreme distance from the center of our Milky Way galaxy, over 275,000 light years (further than the Magellanic Clouds ). It was discovered by Sir William Herschel on December 31, 1788. Although it appears
dim (10th magnitude) and small (4 arc minutes in diameter) to observers, it is actually a very large cluster, over 260 light years in diameter, and is very massive. Only its extreme distance keeps it from being a showpiece to observers on Earth.
This image was captured on March 1, 2022, and is a 1 hour integration of 60 second exposures through the Celestron C-11 at f/6.3 using the Starizona Reducer/Corrector III and the ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro camera, operating at -15 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.