NGC 253  -  Sculptor Galaxy

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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.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-11-15 + 2017-11-16 + 2017-11-19
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Pentax 125 SDP (f=800mm)
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO800)
Mount: Skywatcher EQ6-R
Exposure time: 31x6min
Exposure time total: 3h06min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner