A dwarf irregular galaxy at the edge of the Local Group : Stellar populations and distance of IC 5152

@inproceedings{Zijlstra1998ADI,
  title={A dwarf irregular galaxy at the edge of the Local Group : Stellar populations and distance of IC 5152},
  author={Albert A. Zijlstra and Dante Minniti},
  year={1998}
}
We have obtained V and I-band photometry for about 700 stars in the field of the dwarf irregular galaxy IC 5152, previously considered a possible member of the Local Group. Deep VI color–magnitude diagrams are presented of the main body of this galaxy and of a nearby field. We infer a distance by comparison with the VI color–magnitude diagrams of similar galaxies and with theoretical isochrones. The distance modulus to IC 5152 is found to be m −Mo = 26.15 ± 0.2, adopting E(V − I) = 0. This… CONTINUE READING