Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sculptor (Scl)  ·  Contains:  NGC 300
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NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel, 



    
        

            Ian Parr
NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel
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NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)
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NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel, 



    
        

            Ian Parr
NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel
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NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TeleVue NP127is

Imaging cameras: QSI 690 wsg-8

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  TheSkyX-Pro  ·  PHD 2

Filters: Astronomik Blue 1.25"  ·  Astronomik Green (1.25")  ·  Astronomik Red

Accessory: Optec Pyxis Camera Field Rotator 2"


Dates:Aug. 28, 2020

Frames: 42x300"

Integration: 3.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 78.32%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4043355

RA center: 0h 55' 0"

DEC center: -37° 40' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.148 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 150.622 degrees

Field radius: 0.676 degrees


Resolution: 3316x2637

Locations: Backyard Hawkesbury Heights, Hawkesbury Height, NS, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another RGB attempt from August. Although a bit low with ordinary seeing I am happy enough to revisit next it winter and gather a lot more data when it is better placed.

NGC 300 (also known as Caldwell 70) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group, and probably lies between the latter and the Sculptor Group. It is the brightest of the five main spirals in the direction of the Sculptor Group.
Apparent magnitude (V): 9.0 Apparent size (V): 21′.9 × 15′.5 (94,000 light years)

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NGC 300 The Southern Pinwheel, 



    
        

            Ian Parr