IC 1613


Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over seven nights in November and December, 2016 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/30918522643/sizes/l

I also caught several asteroids over the nights. You can see three of them here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/31190141395/sizes/l and another here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/30406281304/sizes/l.

See my image taken with a 90mm refractor here – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/21527755701.

IC 1613 (Caldwell 51) is an irregular dwarf galaxy located approximately 2.4 million light-years away in Cetus. It is a member of the Local Group along with our own Milky Way.

Luminance – 14x1800s – 420 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x900s – 120 minutes each – binned 2×2

780 minutes total exposure – 13 hours