Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor galaxy
NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy, 



    
        

            Saša Nuić
NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy
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NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy

NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy, 



    
        

            Saša Nuić
NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy
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NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky watcher Equinox ED 120/900

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6 PRO

Focal reducers: SkyWatcher 0.85x Reducer & Flattener

Software: PHD2 2.5.0  ·  SGPro v3  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium Baader 36mm LRGB

Accessory: Starlight Xpress FilterWheel SX filter wheel


Dates:Sept. 9, 2018

Frames: 18x600" (3h)

Integration: 3h

Avg. Moon age: 29.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.08%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2249341

RA center: 0h 47' 32"

DEC center: -25° 17' 13"

Pixel scale: 1.420 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.466 degrees

Field radius: 0.695 degrees


Resolution: 2846x2081

Locations: Petrova Gora, Vojnić, Croatia

Data source: Traveller

Description

NGC 253 is a spiral starburst galaxy , largest in our neighbouring Sculptor Group .

Challenge was to make a photo of this galaxy due to it's low altitude above horizon (lower than 20 degrees). Exposures were made during two consecutive nights in order to use the short time of highest altitudes. RGB filters were used, each 6X600s.

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NGC 253 Sculptor (Silver Dollar) Galaxy, 



    
        

            Saša Nuić