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Catalogue and alternative designations

IC 5052 

Type Galaxy
Position 20 52 06, -69 12 06
Constellation Pavo
Camera and Telescope STXL6303E and 36.8 cm Ritchey Chretien 
Focal Ratio F9
Exposure Details A LRGB image with luminance = 180 minutes, red = green = blue = 105 minutes. All unbinned
Description IC 5052 is an edge-on barred spiral galaxy in Grus. It is located at about 25 million light years from earth and is about 40,000 light years across. It was discovered by DeLisle Stewart in 1900. IC 5052 is an isolated galaxy but subject to perturbation from nearby NGC 6744, The apparent magnitude is 10.6 and the dimensions are 5.9 x 0.8 arcminutes. Visually 20cm should show it well.