Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 253  ·  Sculptor Filament  ·  Sculptor galaxy  ·  Silver Coin
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The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC253, 



    
        

            Martin Konrat
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The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC253

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The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC253, 



    
        

            Martin Konrat
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The Sculptor Galaxy, NGC253

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 22, 2022 ·  Oct. 23, 2022 ·  Oct. 24, 2022 ·  Oct. 25, 2022
Frames:
Askar Blue 1.25": 36×180(1h 48′)
Askar Green 1.25": 21×180(1h 3′)
Askar Red 1.25": 31×180(1h 33′)
Optolong Luminance 1.25": 46×180(2h 18′)
Integration:
6h 42′
Avg. Moon age:
20.66 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.86%

RA center: 00h47m31s.534

DEC center: -25°1819.13

Pixel scale: 0.960 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 98.766 degrees

Field radius: 0.535 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2784x2897

File size: 8.9 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 253, also named Sculptor Galaxy is one of the brightest spiral galaxies visible. This dusty galaxy lies 11 million light-years away. 
About 70 thousand light-years across, NGC 253 is the largest member of the Sculptor Group of Galaxies. 
The high dust content accompanies frantic star formation, earning NGC 253 the designation of a starburst galaxy.

This data was acquired by me in my hometown and processed by a friend and experienced Astrophotographer Maicon Germiniani who did a wonderfull job.

It was also the first produtcion with my new telescope: a FotonAstro 200mm F4 newtonian astrograph

🗓 October, 22nd to 25th. 2022
📍 Giruá, RS, Brazil. Bortle 4.
🔭 FotonAstro 200mm f4 Newtonian
📷 asi533mm camera
🕶 Askar L,R,G,B filters
- 46 x 180s Luminance frames
- 31 x 180s Red frames
- 21 x 180s Green frames
- 36 x 180s Blue frames
- total integration time: ~6,7h
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