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Contains:  NGC 55
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NGC55, 





    
        

            Geoff
NGC55

Technical card

Resolution: 3337x2900

Dates:Sept. 11, 2015

Frames: 34x600"

Integration: 5.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.89%

Astrometry.net job: 785220

RA center: 3.822 degrees

DEC center: -39.242 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.730 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.947 degrees

Field radius: 0.448 degrees

Locations: Wiruna Dark Sky Site, Ilford, NSW, Australia

Description

NGC 55 and the spiral galaxy NGC 300 have traditionally been identified as members of the Sculptor Group, a nearby group of galaxies in the constellation of the same name. However, recent distance measurements indicate that the two galaxies actually lie in the foreground.

It is likely that NGC 55 and NGC 300 form a gravitationally bound pair.

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            Geoff