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IC 5201

 SPIRAL & BARRED GALAXY IN GRUS (THE CRANE)   

(Image centered at: ra 22 h:22 m / dec - 45 55')

 

 

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August 2022, Observatorio Cielos Albertnos, Buenos Aires, Argentina

 


 

DATA

TYPE: Spiral Barred Galaxy

APPARENT DIAMETER: 8,5 arc minutes

APPARENT MAGNITUDE (V): 10,8 (mag)

DISTANCE: 40 million light years   

 

IMAGE INFORMATION

INSTRUMENT: 8" ORION OPTICS UK (Ultra Grade Optics) w/Televue Paracorr working at at f5,75

CAMERA: QSI 583 WS

MOUNT: SKY WATCHER NEQ6, OAG with Starligh Xpress Lodestar

FILTERS: Baader LRGB Set,

SKY CONDITIONS: dark skies - Bortle 3

EXPOSURES: LRGB (120,60,60,60) RGB bin 2x2

 

OBJECT DESCRIPTION AND IMAGE SESSION

IC 5201 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Grus at a distance of 40 million light years from Earth, which, given its apparent dimensions, means that IC 5201 is about 90,000 light years across. It was discovered by Joseph Lunt in 1900 from Cape Town Observatory in South Africa. IC 5201 is characterised by its bright bar, that measures 0.6 0.16 arc minutes. The galaxy has multiple thin arms which contain a large number of HOI regions, where new stars are born.

IC 5201 is characterised as an isolated galaxy. Despite the fact IC 5201 does not belong to a galaxy group.

There are many distant galaxies in the background that are labelled in the annotated image below. The brighter ones are magnitude 16. (e.g. PGC 68586)


 


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IC 5201

 SPIRAL & BARRED GALAXY IN GRUS

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