Sculptor Galaxy, 



    
        

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Sculptor Galaxy

Sculptor Galaxy, 



    
        

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Sculptor Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

Mounts: Saxon HEQ6 Saxon HEQ 6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 150/750mm f5 6in Newtonian



Resolution: 6032x4032

Data source: Backyard

Description

NGC 253 - My First Galaxy Capture!!! I need more subs to get better detail especially at the outer layers. Just super stoked I've be able to align 2 nights in a row now and that something appeared in my frames haha.

Info:

The Sculptor Galaxy (also known as the Silver Coin, Silver Dollar Galaxy, NGC 253, or Caldwell 65) is a spiral galaxy in the constellation Sculptor. The Sculptor Galaxy is a starburst galaxy, which means that it is currently undergoing a period of intense star formation.

Distance: 11.4 ± 0.7 Mly; (3.5 ± 0.2 Mpc)

Redshift: 0.000811

Size: ~90,000 ly (diameter)

Apparent size (V): 27′.5 × 6′.8

Via Wikipedia

Specs:

Total Integrated time: 39min 14sec

Lights: 40sec ISO 200 ea / Darks and Bias.

Gear:

Skywatcher 6inch F5 Reflector

Saxon HEQ6

Nikon D750 (unmodified)

Coma Corrector

Software:

DSS

Photoshop

Topaz DeNoise

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