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Contains:  Sculptor galaxy, NGC 253
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NGC 253 'Sculptor Galaxy', 


            Giovanni Benintende
NGC 253 'Sculptor Galaxy'

NGC 253 'Sculptor Galaxy'

Technical card

Resolution: 1600x1200

Dates:Sept. 15, 2012

Frames: 87x600"

Integration: 14.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 28.88 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.48% job: 85449

RA center: 11.899 degrees

DEC center: -25.295 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.087 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -19.498 degrees

Field radius: 0.302 degrees

Locations: Cota Observatory, Troina, EN, Italy


For most of European observers, the austral galaxy NGC 253 is out of imaging limit.
I should consider myself lucky, since in my location the 'imaging window' passes into a range between 20 and 27 degrees on the horizon. The considerable angular size of galaxy, about 25', encouraged me to do a try.
Thanks for looking!



Giovanni Benintende
License: None (All rights reserved)

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NGC 253 'Sculptor Galaxy', 


            Giovanni Benintende