Very seldom pictures of this IC1438-Galaxy-Group can be found in the literature..Situated in the constellation Aquarius,its brightest member is the Ring-Galaxy IC1438,with an apparent size of 2.4´x 2.1´arc-minutes and typed as a SAB (r) Hubble galaxy.
A 10"-inch telescope is needed to detect this 12mag.bright galaxy visually.
Another member of this group is the strongly disturbed irregular galaxy PGC68484 (=UGCA427) at the upper left of our picture.
Noth is up.
position (epoch 2000):
Ra.: 22h 16m 30s
Decl.: -21° 25’ 50”
LRGB image from L = 19x1200s ,RGB = 9x1200s each (380/180/180/180 min),a total of 15.3 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
here you can see the central part of the IC1438 Galaxy-Group in a squared 19arc-minutes wide FoV:
for full resolution click HERE
this is a more detailed version of the brightest galaxies of this group:
this labeled version may help to identify some the members of the IC1438 Galaxy-Group: