IC 4662 is a very small starburst-galaxy in the constellation of Pavo. Its apparent brightsness is about 11,4 mag with a size of 3.2´x 2.0´. It´s 8 million light-years away and famous for its very active starburst regions (red and blue). The two blue star-formation regions in IC 4662 are consisting of stellar populations with ages of about 4 million years and masses of 300 000 times of the sun.
RA: 17h 47m 08,8s
Dekl.: -64° 38' 31"
LRGB L=16x1200s, RGB=10x1200s each, total time:15.3h, Seeing: 0.9-1.2"
80cm f/7 AstroOptik-Keller corrected Cassegrain, FLI Proline 16803, Baader-RGB-filters, Promt7 CTIO/UNC Chile, remote controlled
image-processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here is a 85% view of the cameras CCD-field with the 3.6mag star Eta Pavonis at the upper left
here´s a detailed view of this dwarf-galaxy
click here and you can watch IC4662 with the HST