IC 239 (UGC 2080) Galaxy in Andromeda

Located at: RA 02 hours 36 minutes 28 seconds, Dec +38 degrees 58 minutes 12 seconds

Size: 4.5' x 4.1' Magnitude: 11.8 blue Class: SAB(rs)cd

North is up

West to the right

Telescope:

 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector

Camera:

 ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -15c & -20c & -25c, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56

Image:

 Lumicon Red filter, 990 minutes (99 x 10 minute subs), 12/1/2/4/5/2013; FWHM 3.0-5.1 per CCDStack

Processing:

CCDStack 2.75.4973.15338, Photoshop CS5.1

Location:

 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)

Notes:

Conditions not favorable for this object ... clear and windy (with poor seeing) the first night, OK seeing but high clouds the second night, and OK to good seeing but moonlight the last two nights. Also, the bright star to the south creates a 'fan' of a ghost that I can not process out. See the 8" version.

See the 14.5" f5 Newtonian hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film image of IC 239. Also, see Adam Block's incredible color image from the Mt Lemmon Sky Center.

From the NGC / IC Project:

NO Contemporary Visual Observation(s) for IC 239