IC 5152

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IC 5152
Observation data (J2000 epoch)
Right ascension22h 02m 41.521s [1]
Declination−51° 17′ 47.20″[1]
Helio radial velocity122 km/s[2]
Distance5.87 ± 1.22 Mly
(1.801 ± 0.374 Mpc)[2]
Apparent magnitude (V)10.6[3]
Apparent size (V)4.9' x 2.8'[2]
Other designations
AM 2159-513, ESO 237-27, IRAS 21594-5132, PGC 67908, 2MASX J22024152-5117471[2]
See also: Galaxy, List of galaxies

IC 5152 is an irregular galaxy 5.8 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Indus. It was discovered by DeLisle Stewart in 1908. It is an open question as to whether it is an outlying member of the Local Group. It is one of the easiest galaxies to resolve into stars, but there is a bright (magnitude 7.7) foreground star (HD 209142) right in front of it that makes deep observations difficult.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Skrutskie, M. (2006). "The Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS)". The Astronomical Journal 131 (2): 1163–1183. Bibcode 2006AJ....131.1163S. doi:10.1086/498708. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/nph-bib_query?db_key=AST&bibcode=2006AJ....131.1163S.
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  4. Ziljstra, A. A.; Minniti, Dante (April 1999). "A Dwarf Irregular Galaxy at the Edge of the Local Group: Stellar Populations and Distance of IC 5152". Astronomical Journal 117 (4): 1743–1757. arXiv:astro-ph/9812330. Bibcode 1999AJ....117.1743Z. doi:10.1086/300802. http://iopscience.iop.org/1538-3881/117/4/1743. Retrieved 2011-03-11.

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