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Catalogue and alternative designations NGC 2573, Polarissima Australis 


Type Galaxy 
Position 01 42, -89 20
Constellation Octans
Camera and Telescope STXL16200 and 36.8cm RCOS Ritchey Chretien
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details This is a simple LRGB image with Luminance = 120 minutes and Red = Green = Blue = 60 minutes. All binned 2x2.
Description NGC 2573 is a reasonably faint galaxy discovered by John Herschel in 1837. There isn't a galaxy of comparable brightness any closer to the south celestial pole.