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NGC 253 - The Sculptor

NGC 253  - The Sculptor, 



    
        

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NGC 253 - The Sculptor

Acquisition details

Dates:
Oct. 14, 2020 ·  Oct. 15, 2020 ·  Oct. 16, 2020
Frames:
Chroma Technology Chroma Blue: 42×300(3h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Technology Chroma Green: 42×300(3h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma Technology Chroma Ha 3nm: 42×1200(14h) -20°C
Chroma Technology Chroma R: 42×300(3h 30′) -20°C bin 1×1
Chroma L: 122×300(10h 10′) -20°C bin 1×1
Integration:
34h 40′
Darks:
110
Flats:
7
Bias:
200
Avg. Moon age:
27.99 days
Avg. Moon phase:
3.61%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
1.00

RA center: 00h47m34s.443

DEC center: -25°1941.39

Pixel scale: 0.733 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.969 degrees

Field radius: 0.467 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3438x3058

File size: 47.9 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Observatorio El Sauce

Description

NGC 253 : the Sculptor galaxy

It is located 11 million light-years away in the constellation Intermediate Spiral Sculptor (SABc). It is probably the most visible Galaxy in the sky after the Andromeda galaxy, easily observable with binoculars.

It is physically associated with the group of galaxies called The Sculptor's Filament (or Sculptor Group) of which it is the most massive member This group is one of the closest groups of galaxies to the Milky Way. The nucleus of this galaxy is probably home to a supermassive black hole with an estimated mass of 5 million solar masses (Seyfert galaxies)

NGC 253 is a prototypical active star forming galaxy, or starburst galaxy. Starburst, or baby boom, galaxies have been the major drivers of star formation and galaxy evolution throughout the whole history of the Universe. Therefore it is crucial to understand what exactly is going on in the heart of such galaxies.

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NGC 253  - The Sculptor, 



    
        

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