IC 5152 - Dwarf Galaxy in the constellation Indus (the Indian)

At the edge of the Local Group, quasi at our intergalactic garden fence, is the bright irregular dwarf galaxy IC 5152. In our image, numerous bright individual stars, star forming regions and dust clouds of the galaxy are visible. Together with the bright foreground star HD 209142 it forms a beautiful cosmic pair.

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Optics: Planewave CDK 12.5 with Televue 0.8x reducer
Aperture: 318 mm
Focal Length: 2030 mm
Camera: Canon EOS 700Dac
Exposure: 46 x 300 s
Location: Chamaeleon Observatory, Onjala Lodge, Namibia
Processing: Nebulosity, Registar, StarTools, Starnet, Photoshop
Diameter:14 500 light years
Distance:6.4 million light years
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