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Sergio Eguivar

Location of Photo:

Alberti, Buenos Aires Argentina

Date/Time of photo:

August 28, 2022


8" OOUK Newtonian, Televue Paracorr Type I, QSI 583 WS, Baader Filters


IC 5201 is a barred spiral galaxy located in the constellation Grus at a distance of 40 million light years from Earth, which, given its apparent dimensions, means that IC 5201 is about 90,000 light years across. It was discovered by Joseph Lunt in 1900 from Cape Town Observatory in South Africa. IC 5201 is characterised by its bright bar, that measures 0.6 × 0.16 arc minutes. The galaxy has multiple thin arms which contain a large number of HII regions, where new stars are born. IC 5201 is characterised as an isolated galaxy. Despite the fact IC 5201 does not belong to a galaxy group. Talen from Observatorio Cielos Albertinos, Buenos Aires Argentina