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IC 1459 in Grus

Astrophotography from Ursa Major Observatory @ ROSA

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Galaxy (E3)
5.1’ x 3.7’
+ 11 mag
Gru
68 Mio Ly
2015-10-06+07+10
Hacienda los Andes / Chile (1100m)
TEC RC 20” f/9 with corrector (f=4492 mm)
Astro Physics AP1600GTO
L 27x6 min / RGB 11x6 min each
06 h
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FLI PL16803 with Astrodon filters
Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner) Image processing by Bernhard Hubl
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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