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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Planewave CDK 12,5'' 12.5 CDK

Imaging camera: QSI 583wsg

Mount: apt1200gto AP1200

Resolution: 1200x881

Integration: 0.0 hours

Astrometry.net job: 1512484

RA center: 11.896 degrees

DEC center: -25.289 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.190 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -69.515 degrees

Field radius: 0.246 degrees

Locations: ImagingInfinity Observatory, Bethune, SC, United States

Description

One of the brighter galaxies visible to us, NGC 253 belongs to the Sculptor group...the next door neighbor to our own Local Group of galaxies, which includes our own Milky Way. With an apparent diameter of almost one half degree (the size of the full moon), it is readily visible in small telescopes. NGC 253 lies at a distance of 12.8 million light years.

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