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Catalogue and alternative designations Crater cluster, Laevens 1,  LDu 11


Type Globular Cluster 
Position 11 36 22, -10 50 29
Constellation Crater
Camera and Telescope STXL6303 and 36.8 cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien 
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details LRGB image using Astrodon filters.  L=260 minutes, R=G=B=160 minutes. Luminance unbinned, colours binned 2x2
Description (Adapted from Wikipedia) Laevens 1 is a faint globular cluster in the constellation of Crater. It is also known as Crater, the Crater Cluster and PSO J174.067510-.8774.  Discovered in 2014 it is the most distant globular cluster in the milky way at 470,000  light years.  Given that its age is only 7.5 Gyr, it is likely to have been incorporated into our galaxy long after the formation of the milky way probably during an interaction with the Small magellanic Cloud. It is about .46 arc minutes  across.