The Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte (WLM)-Galaxy is a small galaxy situated at the border of our Local Group at a distance of about 3mio.light-years.It is a very small member of this group and may never have interacted with one of its members.
There are large star-burst regions south of and at its center.
WLM has been detected by Wolf in 1909 and identified as a galaxy 17 years later by Melotte and Lundmark.
position (epoch 2000):
RA.: 00h 01m 58,1s
Decl.: -15° 27′ 39″
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
here you see the WLM-Galaxy in a picture sized 19x19arc.min (84% of the complete FOV).
For full resolution click here
a look to the WLM-Galaxy with ESO’s OmegaCAM on the VLT Survey Telescope can be found here