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

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Sky watcher Equinox ED 120/900
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ6 PRO
Filters
Baader Planetarium Baader 36mm LRGB
Accessories
Starlight Xpress FilterWheel SX filter wheel · SkyWatcher 0.85x Reducer & Flattener
Software
PHD2 2.5.0 · SGPro v3 · PixInsight

Acquisition details

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: 00h47m32s.6

DEC center: -25°1713

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