September 2016 - Picture of the Month
IC 5332 in Sculptor
Back to the southern skies this month with data collected by The Star Shadows Remote Observatory (SSRO) at PROMPT2 - CTIO near La Serena in Chile. I also thought it was about time a galaxy appeared on the Picture of the Month and this is a real beauty, and its brought friends.
This image is provided with the kind permission of Warren A. Keller. The images were acquired by SSRO: Warren Keller, Steve Mazlin, Steve Menaker, Jack Harvey. Please click on the image to be taken to Warren's website for a higher resolution version, its really worth the effort.
In Warren's words
IC 5332 in Sculptor is a seldom seen Sc-type spiral galaxy. At a distance of 39,000,000 light-years, it is quite faint and considered 'unremarkable.' Sadly, precious little is written about it but I hope this image will spark some interest in IC 5332. There are numerous, fascinating galaxies surrounding the target, the most interesting of which, PGC 132690 appears at 4 o'clock.