IC 1613 Dwarf Galaxy in Cetus

IC1613 is an irregular dwarf galaxy (typed IB(s) with a size of 16′.2 × 14′.5 and can be found in the constellation of Cetus.It was discovered by Max Wolf in 1906.Its apparent magnitude is about 10.0mag by a real distance of 2.4 mio.light years,further away than than the Magellanic Clouds.IC1613 is also a member of the local group.With a real diameter of 11.000 light years it contains many types of stars: RR Lyrae-type,Cepheid variables,a luminous blue variable and arich population of OB-type stars and OB associations.In 1999 the first nova ever in IC1613 was detected.



RA.:     01h 04m 47.8s
Decl.:   +02° 07′ 04″


image data:

LR(Ha)GB image with L = 30x1200s, RGB = 8x1200s ,Ha = 16x2400s each,a total of 28.6 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 full-CCD-format picture of IC1613  (north is up):click here for a full resolution picture


 this is a close up of the prominent Halpha regions in IC1613:

here you can find ESO´s webpage of IC1613

Last modified on Friday, 05 January 2018 16:43

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