Object name: WLM
The Wolf-Lundmark-Melotte galaxy was discovered by Max Wolf as a nebula in 1909. At that time galaxies weren't really recognized. It wasn't until 1926 that Knut Lundmark and P.J. Melotte determined it was a galaxy. It is now recognized as a distant member of the local group being some 3.4 million light-years distant by some sources. NED, using 26 measurements mostly using Tip of the Red Giant Branch and Cepheid variable methods gives a median value of 3.2 million light-years. Others sources say 3.0 million light-years. All agree it is more distant than M31 but like M31 it is moving in our direction and is thus blue shifted. As a member of the local group, it is quite isolated with its nearest neighbor being over 1 million light-years away. That one is the rather well known IC 1613. I do need to retake that one as my data for it from 2007 is awful, especially the color data. The WLM galaxy is located in southwestern Cetus just below my normal 15 degree south declination limit. Fortunately, I had an exceptional night so was able to capture it though not with the detail I'd get if it was up out of the gunk.