IC 1459  -  Galaxy Group

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Object identification (0.7MB)

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Object data of IC1459

Object type: Galaxy (E3)
Size: 5.1' x 3.7'
Magnitude: 11.0 mag
Constellation: Gru
Distance: 68 Mio Ly
Notes: IC 1459 is a big elliptical galaxy in constellation Grus. It is a member of a loose galaxy group hosting ten bright galaxies.

The above DSLR image shows all bright members of this galaxy group.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-06 + 2015-10-07 + 2015-10-10
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E @ f/5
Camera: Nikon D750 (ISO800)
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: 52x5min
Exposure time total: 4h 20min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl