NGC 253  +  NGC 288  +  NGC 247

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Object identification (1.8MB)

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: 2015-10-17
Location: Hacienda Los Andes / Chile (1100m)
Telescope: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L @ f/4
Camera: EOS6D (ISO800)
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
Exposure time: 26x3min
Exposure time total: 1h18min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Justin Kabaus, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Markus Blauensteiner)

Image processing by Justin Kabaus