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NGC 253, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC 253, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STL6303e
Mounts
Paramount ME
Filters
Astrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2
Accessories
PIR · Off-Axis Guider Homeyer
Software
Maxim DL
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
RCOS 12.5" Truss
Guiding Cameras
SBIG STL6303e

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 9, 2007
Frames:
120×600(20h)
Integration:
20h
Avg. Moon age:
29.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.19%

Resolution: 2000x1473

File size: 900.8 KB

Locations: Texas, None; Fort Davis, None

Description

Object: Sculptor Galaxy

Distance: 13 Million Light Years

Magnitude: 7.1

Commentary: The Sculptor Galaxy is a bright and beautiful spiral galaxy obliquely oriented to our line of sight, and is a member of the Sculptor Group of galaxies toward the South Pole. This group is also though to be nearest to the Local Group of galaxies. It was first discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1783.

Date Imaged: November 2007

Location: Ft. Davis, TX

Exposure Details: 6 hours of Luminance combined with 2 hours each of RGB using CCDSoft, Registar, Photoshop CS3, and MaxIm DL

Optics: 12.5" RCOS Truss

Focal Length: 2808mm @ f9

Mount: Paramount ME

Camera: STL6303E

Focuser: RCOS

Guiding: OAG with guide camera

Filters: Tru-Balance LRGB

Comments

Histogram

NGC 253, 



    
        

            Tom Harrison