5.8mio. light-years away from us you can find this irregular (typed IA(s)m)-galaxy named IC5152.Measuring apparently 5′ × 3,2′ with a magnitude of 10.5mag it is not easy to detect even with large telescopes,because of the 7.7mag star HD209142 in its direct foreground.
It is not clear by now,if this galaxy is a very distant member of our local group.
IC5152 was detected by DeLisle Steward in 1899.
position (epoch 2000):
Ra.: 22h 02m 41,5s
Decl.: -51° 17′ 47″
LRGB image from
L = 27x1200s
RGB = 7x1200s each
a total of 16 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
here you see the Galaxy IC5152 in a 20.8´x 20.8´arc-minutes wide field.North is up.
For full resolution click HERE
this is a more detailed view of IC5152:
a look to IC5152 with the HST can be found HERE