Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Cetus (Cet)  ·  Contains:  HD4396  ·  HD4529  ·  NGC 247
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NGC 247, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers
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NGC 247, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers
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Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 7, 2022
Frames:
52×600(8h 40′)
Integration:
8h 40′
Avg. Moon age:
9.56 days
Avg. Moon phase:
72.34%

RA center: 00h47m06s.623

DEC center: -20°4500.90

Pixel scale: 0.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.984 degrees

Field radius: 0.336 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2682x2837

File size: 2.6 MB

Locations: El Sauce Observatory, Rio Hurtado, Coquimbo Region, Chile

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live

Description

NGC 247 is a relatively small intermediate spiral galaxy in the southern constellation of Cetus (The Whale). Lying at a distance of around 11 million light-years from us, and is 70 000 light years in diameter. It forms part of the Sculptor Group, a loose collection of galaxies that also contains the more famous NGC 253 (otherwise known as the Sculptor Galaxy).

[color=var(--lighterGrey)]Image acquired with the Planewave CDK24 telescope and FLI PL9000 camera from Telescope Live in El Sauce Observatory, Chile.[/color]
Total integration time: 520 minutes
LHaRGB: 10:11:10:10:11 subs of 600s with each  filter.
Data: Telescope Live

Processing with AstroPixelProcessor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools, Topaz Sharpen AI and NoiseXTerminator plug-ins

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NGC 247, 



    
        

            Jan Scheers