IC1438 Galaxy + Group in Aquarius

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”


image data:

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:



Last modified on Wednesday, 17 June 2020 11:37

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