NGC 253  +  NGC 288

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Object data of NGC253

Object type: Galaxy (SBc)
Size: 26.4' x 6.0'
Magnitude: 8.0 mag
Constellation: Scl
Distance: 11 Mio Ly
Notes: NGC 253, also named Sculptor Galaxy is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible. This dusty galaxy lies 11 million light-years away. About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies. The high dust content accompanies frantic star formation, earning NGC 253 the designation of a starburst galaxy.

Object data of NGC288

Object type: Globular star cluster (X)
Size: 12.4'
Magnitude: 9.4 mag
Constellation: Scl
Distance: 29,000 Ly
Notes: NGC 288 is a globular cluster in the constellation Sculptor. It is located about 1.8 southeast of the galaxy NGC 253.

Exposure data

Date: 2015-10-07
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L  @ f/3.5 + mechanical stopper
Camera: EOS6D (ISO1600)
Mount: Astrotrac TT320X
Exposure time: 45x2min
Exposure time total: 1h30min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Bernhard Hubl, Justin Kabaus, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Bernhard Hubl