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Contains:  NGC 253, NGC253, Sculptor galaxy
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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Quasar Optics RC 12.5"

Imaging cameras: SBIG STL11000M

Mounts: Losmandy Titan Gemini IV

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Green  ·  Red  ·  Luminance

Dates:Sept. 29, 2019Oct. 2, 2019

Astrodon Blue: 21x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 22x300" -15C bin 1x1
Luminance: 51x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 22x300" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 18.2 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Bias: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 2.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.70%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 3026061

RA center: 0h 47' 26"

DEC center: -25° 19' 28"

Pixel scale: 0.653 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.480 degrees

Field radius: 0.358 degrees

Resolution: 2608x2982

Locations: Deep Sky Chile, Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

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.

Image processed by Franck Jobard using image data from Insight Observatory's Astronomical Telescope for Educational Outreach remote telescope ATEO-3.

Image set can be subscribed to and downloaded at Insight Observatory's "Starbase" image set repository.



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  • NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


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    NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


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Description: The final version of NGC 253 with smaller stars and best background.

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NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy, 


            Insight Observatory