IC 1613 (Caldwell 51) is an irregular dwarf galaxy in Cetus. It is a member of our Local
Group of galaxies and is close by for a galaxy, at 2.4 million light years. It is fairly large at
15.5 x 13.8 arc minutes and the blue magnitude is 10.1. However, it is harder to pick out
much detail visually than you would expect with these size and brightness parameters.
For that matter, it was quite difficult to get much detail even with extended CCD
Date: Sept-Oct-Nov 2013
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Hyperion 12.5 inch f/9 2532mm focal length
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: Apogee Alta U8300 Camera
Guiding: SBIG ST-402 on an On Axis Guider from Innovations Foresight
Exposure: LRGB: L- 18x10 R-10x8 min, G- 11x4 min, B- 19x11 min, for a total of 8.6
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA