IC 5052 Galaxy in Pavo

You can find IC5052 deep in the southern skies in the constallation of Pavo as a 6.0´x 1.0´sized edged-on barred spiral galaxy (type SBcd) of magnitude visually 10.5mag.Its real distance is about 27 mio.light years and is rich in star building regions.

It was first been observed by DeLisle Steward in 1900.Later it was labeled by John Dreyer in his Index-Catalog (IC). 


position (epoch2000):

Rect.:      20h 52m 7,1s
Decl.:        -69° 12′ 19″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 29x1200s, RGB = 9x1200s each,a total of 18.7 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 90% FOV-look to IC5052 of the FLI-CCD-camera:click here for a full resolution picture


 here is a more detailed look to IC5052: 


Here you can find a picture taken with the 2,5m DuPont telescope from the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey (CGS)

and here is a close up taken with the HST

Last modified on Friday, 05 January 2018 16:53

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