Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor galaxy
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NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy), 



    
        

            WJM Observatory
NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy)
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NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy)

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade LX200 14" ACF
Imaging Cameras
Canon T5i Modified (Canon Rebel T5i)
Mounts
Losmandy GM200
Accessories
Optec Lepus 0.62x Telecompressor
Software
PixInsight · PHD2 Guiding · Binary Rivers BackyardEOS
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Meade LX200 14" ACF
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 18, 2014
Frames:
18x600" (3h)
Integration:
3h
Avg. Moon age:
24.55 days
Avg. Moon phase:
25.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 391298

RA center: 00h47m33s.4

DEC center: -25°1713

Pixel scale: 2.313 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 62.193 degrees

Field radius: 0.309 degrees

Resolution: 620x414

Locations: William J. Maloney Observatory, Pontotoc, Texas, United States

Description

Take a peak into the Sculptor Galaxy. This is the first light for the Canon T5i modified by Gary Honis and it did not disappoint. This is not the orientation I wanted but had trouble getting a good guide star near the center of the frame which is preferred due to how close to the southern pole this object was.

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NGC 253 (Sculptor Galaxy), 



    
        

            WJM Observatory