Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte-Galaxy (WLM) in Cetus

The Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM)-Galaxy is a small galaxy situated at the border of our Local Group at a distance of about 3mio.light-years.It is a very small member of this group and may never have interacted with one of its members.

There are large star-burst regions south of and at its center.

WLM has been detected by Wolf in 1909 and identified as a galaxy 17 years later by Melotte and Lundmark.


position (epoch 2000):

RA.:     00h 01m 58,1s
Decl.:   -15° 27′ 39″


image data:

LRGB image with L = 23x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 14.7 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 see the WLM-Galaxy in a picture sized 19x19arc.min (84% of the complete FOV).

For full resolution click here

a look to the WLM-Galaxy with ESO’s OmegaCAM on the VLT Survey Telescope can be found here

Last modified on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 18:37

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