IC 1459

60%  resolution (1.5MB)

Object identification (1.5MB)

Stretched luminance (1.5MB)

DSLR widefield image

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 long-focal length image shows only the central part of this galaxy group, whereas one can find all bright members of the IC 1459 group in the DSLR widefield image.  

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-06 + 2015-10-07 + 2015-10-10
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: TEC RC 20" f/9 with corrector (f=4492mm)
Camera: FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Binning: L 1x1 / RGB 1x1
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1600GTO
Exposure time: L 27x6min / R 11x6min / G 11x6min / B 11x6min
Exposure time total: 6h 00min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl