IC 1613  -  wide field

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Image with AP175

Object data of IC1613

Object type: Dwarf galaxy (dwarf Irr)
Size: 16.6' x 14.9'
Magnitude: 9.9mag
Constellation: Cet
Distance: 2.4 Mio Ly
Notes: The irregular dwarf galaxy IC 1613 is a member of the Local Group of Galaxies. It can be found inside the constellation Cetus in a distance of 2.4 million light-years. IC 1613 has played an important role in the calibration of the period luminosity relation of Cepheids for estimating distances, because an unusually low abundance of interstellar dust both within IC 1613 and along the line of sight enables especially accurate distance estimates.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-15 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: TEC APO 110 FL (f=616mm)
Camera: Canon EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: 10micron GM3000 HPS
Exposure time: 56x5min
Exposure time total: 4h 40min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl