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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: 16" f3.75 Dream Astrograph

Mounts: Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS Extended

Filters: Baader Blue  ·  Baader Green  ·  Baader Red  ·  Baader Luminance

Dates:Nov. 9, 2018

Baader Blue: 1x300" bin 2x2
Baader Green: 1x300" bin 2x2
Baader Luminance: 1x300" bin 2x2
Baader Red: 1x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 0.3 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 1.81 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.68%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 2361209

RA center: 0h 47' 32"

DEC center: -25° 16' 58"

Pixel scale: 2.439 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.160 degrees

Field radius: 0.778 degrees

Resolution: 1714x1529

Locations: SkyPi Remote Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Insight Observatory


The Sculptor Galaxy, also known as the Silver Coin or Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253, is an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor.

Imaged on Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach (ATEO-1).



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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


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