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NGC 300, 





    
        

            Geoff
NGC 300

NGC 300

Technical card

Resolution: 3870x3780

Dates:Oct. 21, 2017

Frames: 68x600"

Integration: 11.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.91%

Astrometry.net job: 1800928

RA center: 0h 54' 50"

DEC center: -37° 41' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.729 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.322 degrees

Field radius: 0.548

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

Description

NGC 300 is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.As a member of the Sculptor Galaxy Group it is one of the closest galaxies to our Local Group. It is the brightest of the five main spirals in this group. One of the most interesting things about NGC 300 is that it is so normal. It is an Sc-type spiral galaxy, showing typical flowing blue spiral arms, an expected compact nucleus, and the requisite number of stars, star clusters, and nebulae. For these reasons it is often used as a prototype of a typical spiral galaxy.

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