Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor galaxy
NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy, 



    
        

            L. Fernando Parmegiani
NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy
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NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy

NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy, 



    
        

            L. Fernando Parmegiani
NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy
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NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 17, 2018
Frames:
Optolong Blue 36mm: 9×300(45′) bin 1×1
Optolong Green 36mm: 9×300(45′) bin 1×1
Optolong Lum 36mm: 12×300(1h) bin 1×1
Optolong Red 36mm: 9×300(45′) bin 1×1
Integration:
3h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
4.99 days
Avg. Moon phase:
25.66%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2182206

RA center: 00h47m38s.4

DEC center: -25°1651

Pixel scale: 0.953 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.926 degrees

Field radius: 0.539 degrees

Resolution: 3280x2405

File size: 10.5 MB

Locations: Brazilian Astrophotography Meeeting, Padre Bernardo, Goias, Brazil

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation.

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NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy, 



    
        

            L. Fernando Parmegiani