A beautiful image of the small Spiral Galaxy IC 1954 is produced by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The IC 1954 is in the Horologium Constellation and situated south of the Celestial Equator. It is therefore more easily visible from the Southern Hemisphere. It has a surface brightness of 22.84 mag/arcsec².
The IC 1954 has a bright central bar and lazily winding spiral arms threaded with dark clouds of dust. It is also known as ESO 200-36, IRAS 03300-5204 or LEDA 13090 and has a diameter of 20,000 light-years. It forms the LCG 93 Galaxy Group together with four other Galaxies.
The Hubble telescope produced the new image of IC 1954 from separate exposures taken in the visible and near-infrared regions of the spectrum. Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 was used for this.
Details of the findings is published by Sci-News in this article by Enrico de Lazaro on 2nd August 2021.