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Contains:  NGC 253, Sculptor galaxy
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The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253), 


            Josh Woodward
The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)
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The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253)

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Dates:Nov. 18, 2019Nov. 21, 2019

ZWO L 1.25": 253x30" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO RGB 1.25" Filters: 160x60" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 4.8 hours

Darks: ~55

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~30

Avg. Moon age: 22.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.52%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3080167

RA center: 0h 47' 33"

DEC center: -25° 17' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.618 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.343 degrees

Field radius: 0.404 degrees

Resolution: 3845x2713

Locations: backyard, Chico, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard


This was a challenging object for me. It lies low on the southern horizon and a large tree blocks west of the meridian. I was just able to get enough data before weather and the holidays thwarted me.



Josh Woodward
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The Sculptor Galaxy (NGC 253), 


            Josh Woodward