Inclined by 36°,the SBab-typed galaxy IC2469 can be found deep down south in the constellation of Pyxis.Measuring 6.9 x 1.6 arc-minutes it shines by 12.5mag brightness in a yellowish tint,caused by interstellar absorption.
The real distance to the earth is about 75 mio.light-years.It was first seen by Lewis Swift in 1897.
RA.: 09h 23m 1,4s
Decl.: -32° 26' 59''
LRGB image with L = 23x1200s, RGB = 7x1200s each,a total of 14.7 hours
80cm f/7 AstroOptik Keller corrected cassegrain FLI Proline 16803 Astrodon LRGB Gen-II filters
Prompt 7 CTIO/UNC Chile,remote controlled
image processing: Bernd Flach-Wilken
this is a 95%-FOV of our eqipment of IC2469,a very rarely observed galaxy deep down in the southern skies.Click here for full resolution
this is a more detailed look to IC2469: