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IC 1613 in Cetus

 

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Scope: FSQ-106N 106 mm refractor  at f/5, Location: Laguna Mountains, CA  15 September 2012  Camera: Artemis285

Exposure: 11 x 6 min  (1x1 bin) exposure with UV/IR block, 8 x 3 min (2x2 bin) RGB exposures.

Processing: Data Collection -  Artemis Capture (as FITs).  Calibrated, stacked (Sigma Combine), LRGB channel registration, equalization, central gradient removal - Astroart.  Curves, Levels, LRGB combine and finishing  - Photoshop. This image is a straightforward LRGB combine with Luminance layering.     Final Image size is approximately 1600 x 1200.

North is up in this image. IC 1613 is a dwarf irregular galaxy. According to J.L.E. Dreyer in the IC, this object was discovered by Max Wolf in 1906. It was one of the galaxies who were early recognized as Local Group members, by Walter Baade (1928), because it could be resolved into individual stars. IC 1613 is about 2.38 million light years distant from Earth.  Horizontal FOV is 55'

Image center is approximately - Equatorial 2000: RA: 01h 04m 54s Dec: +0208'00"

 

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