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NGC 300 Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor, 





    
        

            Terry Robison
NGC 300 Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

NGC 300 Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:RC 10" Ritchey-Chrétien

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000M

Mount:AP900GTO Astro Physics

Guiding camera:SBIG STL-11000M

Resolution: 3910x2606

Dates:Oct. 31, 2017

Frames: 110x900"

Integration: 27.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 83.03%

Astrometry.net job: 1796009

RA center: 13.768 degrees

DEC center: -37.636 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.804 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 144.233 degrees

Field radius: 0.524 degrees

Description

NGC 300 is a beautify spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It has an apparent magnitude of 9.0, making it the brightest of the five main spirals in the Sculptor Group. It has an apparent size is 21’.9 X 15’.5. For reference/scale, our moon is around 31’ arcmin across. It is approximately 6 million light years away. It is likely that NGC 300 and NGC 55 are a gravitationally bound pair.

Like NGC 55, there are many star forming areas. They can be located but the Hydrogen rich areas. These are the red coloured areas within the arms of the galaxy.

This was an interesting image to process as I have attempted to combine data from two cameras. Both have very different behaviours, making the calibration and data rejection a little challenging. But in end, I’m happy :)

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NGC 300 Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor, 





    
        

            Terry Robison