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Contains:  NGC 247
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NGC 247

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:ASA N 20 inch f3/6

Imaging camera:FLI Proline 16803

Mount:ASA DDM 85

Software:PixInsight 1.8

Resolution: 3436x3436

Frames: 54x180"

Integration: 2.7 hours job: 2355892

RA center: 11.780 degrees

DEC center: -20.680 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.954 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.622 degrees

Field radius: 0.644 degrees

Data source: Amateur hosting facility


The spiral galaxy NGC 247 is one of the closest spiral galaxies of the southern sky. In this new view from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope in Chile large numbers of the galaxy’s component stars are clearly resolved and many glowing pink clouds of hydrogen, marking regions of active star formation, can be made out in the loose and ragged spiral arms.

NGC 247 is part of the Sculptor Group, a collection of galaxies associated with the Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253, also shown in eso0902 and eso1025). This is the nearest group of galaxies to our Local Group, which includes the Milky Way, but putting a precise value on such celestial distances is inherently difficult.

R 3min x 16
G 3min x 10
B 3min x 12
L 3min x 16




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NGC 247, 


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