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IC 1459 - galaxy group in Grus

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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2015-10-06 + 07 + 10
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4E @ f/5
Astro Physics AP1600GTO
52x5 min
04h 20min
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Nikon D750 (ISO 800)
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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Galaxy (E3)
5.1’ x 3.7’
+ 11 mag
Gru
68 Mio Ly
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.  
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