NGC 300

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Object data of NGC300

Object type: galaxy (Sc)
Size: 19.3' x 13.3'
Magnitude: 8.8 mag
Constellation: Scl
Distance: 6.5  MLy
Notes: NGC300 is a member of the Sculptor group of galaxies, a nearby group, which contains five spiral galaxies and more than 20 dwarf galaxies. The structure of NGC300 is very similar to the structure of M33.

The object identification shows three distant galaxy clusters:

  • Abell S102 (distance: 0.7 GLy)
  • Abell S106 (distance: 1.5 GLy)
  • Cl 0053-37 (distance: 2.0 GLy)

Exposure data

Date: 2009-09-13 + 15
Location: La Palma / Spain (1700m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8 and Baader Filters
Binning: RGB 1x1
Exposure time: R 5x12m / G 5x12m / B 5x12m
Exposure time total: 3h 00m
Notes: pure RGB with bad seeing